Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Travel Tuesday - Palm Springs Air Museum

Sounds exciting, doesn't it?

Well, as I was flipping through a few photos of Palm Springs when writing my Coachella/Gorillaz post yesterday, I remembered that my mother and I checked out the Palm Springs Air Museum in January. She's been many times - she's actually a member - but this was my first outing.

It was a little hard to fully enjoy it...I was tired and the dog had just died a day or two before so I was NOT exactly in high spirits (in fact, I ended up crying for hours after the visit...ugh, sorry to be a downer but it still hurts my heart RIP Muffin :( ) but looking back it was quite interesting and entertaining.

I'll have to go back next time, if not just to soak up the historical articles and artifacts that abound in this WW2-centric airplane hanger (I love history, especially WW2). And to hopefully see things without a broken heart.

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High-fives combat man!

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Starbucks + artillary

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My mother gets blown back by the jets

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I can stop a speeding bullet...or an F-16

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B-17 Bomber!

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Going in (almost didn't fit...you had to be 5'7" and 140 lbs or less to fly)

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The cockpit (plane still operates)


Super squishy area in the middle of the plane - bombs/missiles are below


AMMO!

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F*ing crazy bubble at the bottom of the plane where the tiniest fighter ever would sit and fire the gun in all directions. Not for the faint of heart!

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Feels like I'm on Hogan's Heroes





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I think the RAF jackets should come back in style...

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Entertaining the troops...


M*A*S*H


Roger, Roger. What's our vector, Victor?

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Note: the white top is actually a dress. I wore it underneath the yellow skirt as extra "coverage" in case the winds whipped the skirt up - after we left the museum, there was torrential wind, rains and flooding for the next few days!

13 comments:

Kristin said...

I wish we had more cool museums here! Love the sunny yellow skirt.
: )

iamronel said...

like your mother pose..:) its awesome

Tee, Passports and Postcards said...

I like how your mother joined in on the fun poses too!

Cupcakes and Cashmere said...

such adorable pictures...i'll have to go there next time i'm in palm springs! i'm not going to coachella this year, but can't wait to hear all about your trip! x

Kira said...

LMAO YESSSS - 2nd to last pic is best, hands down.. oh yes, and your mother being blown away by the jet, lolololololtrololol

Kelly said...

hahahaha love these photos! When I was younger my mom used to take us to the Dayton Air Museum on Ohio a few times a year, but I haven't been in ages. These pictures make me miss it!

inked said...

omg cool. <3

Eyeliah said...

Now I see, you mom is a ham too, lol cute pics!

Gio Goi football tees said...

Great pics! looks like you had so much fun!

Maddy said...

You look so summery in your yellow skirt! Your mom is too funny! I would love for my mom to let lose a bit :)

Tracy said...

looks like a blast! you had to be 5'7" to fly?? I wouldn't have been able to go, shorty that I am..boo! lol
Love your cute expressions in all ur pics!

Wanderlusting said...

No you had to be UNDER 5'7" to fly and weigh under 140 or 135 or something! Plane was so small they could only fit in short guys!

kitchen tables said...

Wow! I wish I can also visit that Palm Springs Air Museum. I was so fascinated in all pictures that you post. You are a very funny girl. You look gorgeous in all photos.