Went to Balticon this past weekend. Had a great time. Saw Charles Stross, Evo Terra, George Hrab, Phil Plait, John Hemry, and many others. I might up a more thorough report but don’t hold your breath.

Currently in Washingon, DC. This is my first time. Tuesday took the bus tour to get the lay of the land. It was raining so didn’t do to much walking though we did brave the rain to see Arlington Nat’l Cemetery. We walked as far as JFK’s gravesite. We also saw RFK’s grave nearby. We later went to the Museum of the American Indian. It wasn’t just about natives of the US but all of North, Central, and South America.

Today we went to the National Air and Space Museum. I don’t think I saw a more concentrated collection of important historical objects in one place: Kitty Hawk, Spirit of St. Louis, Spaceship One, Apollo 11 command module, Yaeger’s X-1, Amelia Earhart’s Trans-Atlantic plane, plus lots of other cool things. And as an added bonus, I saw the Enterprise model used in the original Star Trek series.

Later I went to the Natural History Museum and saw the Hope Diamond. It was much smaller than I was led to believe. Yeah, as diamonds go it was big but somehow was hoping it was larger.

That’s it for now.

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