This past weekend while we were in Maryland, I ventured to the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum at Dulles Airport. It was pretty cool. It's similar in a lot of ways to the Wright Patterson National Air Force Museum in Dayton.
They had a SR-71 Blackbird (the coolest plane in the world, btw) and a working prototype of the Space Shuttle. This particular one happens to be the third of the planes that I've seen (the others being in Dayton and on the USS Enterprise in New York). They never fail to impress. In the picture you can see it, as well as the nose of the shuttle in the background.
There was a large section devoted to space, which I thought was cool. I also got my first up close look at the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. It looks similar to the Raptor, though unique because of it's VTOL capabilities. I'm still surprised that they opted to go with a single engine though.
Anyway, blah blah blah, planes planes planes, maybe I'll try to come up with more coherent thoughts later.