Late morning, we said goodbye to Jeff and Debbie. It was great meeting you both...safe travels on your way home!
While I was finishing up laundry and the blog, Steve went outside to wash the quads. Andrew had his pressure washer out and was doing their side-by-side, so Steve took advantage of using it....another amenity Andrew and Sherry have provided!
By mid afternoon, some ugly clouds were headed our way...
Tuesday was "museum day"...perfect activity for a cloudy, rainy day! Andrew, Hannah, Ryan, Steve and I all piled into the car, leaving Sherry at home to work (unfortunately). There are a number of museums in Ottawa that we wanted to see...the first one was the Canada Air and Space Museum.
Take a journey through Canada’s aviation and space history – from the early days of flight to the future of space exploration. At the Canada Aviation and Space Museum, visitors can climb into the cockpit of a flight simulator and experience virtual flight – and participate in daily ejection seat demonstrations. Navigate through The Legacy of the Canadarm—an exhibition featuring a famous technological achievement—and step into Life in Orbit: The International Space Station for a taste of astronaut life.
Needless to say, I passed this part of the blog over to Steve...
55 year old CT-114 Tutor jet still flown by Canadian Forces Snowbirds 431 Squadron Air Demonstration Squadron...
( Click on sign photos to enlarge )William Barker
Boeing CH-113 Labrador
Avro Arrow CF-105 story...
Canada Aviation and Space Museum.
By the time we were finished at the Aviation museum, we were all starving, so we went to Lone Star Texas Grill for lunch. Steve's bottle of Corona looks like a normal size in this picture, but it was huge...
Canada Science and Technology Museum...On November 17, 2017, the Canada Science and Technology Museum marked a pivotal moment in its history. The museum reopened its doors to the public, starting a fresh chapter following a three-year closure and an $80.5-million renewal of its entire building, which originally opened in 1967.
The new museum features more than 7,400 m² (80,000 sq. ft.) of completely redesigned space, including a temporary exhibition hall to accommodate travelling exhibitions from around the world. Combining everything visitors liked about the previous incarnation—locomotives and the Crazy Kitchen—with more artifacts and interactives that will surely become new favourites, the museum tells Canada’s innovation story in an immersive, educational, and fun way.
Visitors are invited to discover, play, and experience how people—through curiosity, observation, and creativity—have made Canada and continue to shape its future. When visitors walk through the museum’s 11 exhibitions, visit the demonstration stage, or tinker in Exploratek, they will become a part of Canada’s story of science, technology, and innovation.
Not many pictures taken at this museum...extremely busy with way too many people, particularly with kids...lots of interactive things for them to check out!
We went in and had a drink with everyone when we got home, and then headed back to our trailer for a quiet evening. Another great day!