An Interesting Trip (Video Blog)
By user12601629 on Jan 04, 2007
My meeting on Thursday was very successful, but only lasted half the day. I decided I'd drive back to the airport early and just camp out in United's club lounge -- they have good Wi-Fi and comfy chairs. Just before I turned into the airport exit off the expressway I saw a sign that said the Udvar-Hazy Museum was just a couple miles further up the road. I'd read about it when it opened, but never had the chance to check it out. I made a split-second decision and merged back onto the freeway (using an almost legal maneuver). I'm sure glad I did.
It took only a few minutes to get to the museum, which is an extension to the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum (one of my favorite places). The museum has a striking modern architecture, and is cavernous on the inside. It needs to be big to hold all the cool airplanes and spaceships!
My wife bought me my Cannon Elph for Christmas so I'd have a small camera I could carry on trips when I stumbled across interesting things. I was sure glad I had it. I even threw it into Movie mode and took some short movies. Over the holiday break I'd threatened (half jokingly) that I should start video blogging. Well, why not give it a try?
I spent about an hour at the museum and then headed to the airport. At the airport I popped the SD card from my camera into my laptop and downloaded the movie clips. Then I grabbed some "open source" classical music off a site I found on Google (that good wi-fi comes in handy). On the plane I finished assembling a short collection of neat things from the museum and put the sound track with it. Here's what I manged to pull together. I hope you enjoy it.