The 2nd part of our busy day was the Air and Space museum.
This museum is the newer of the two, and is located away from 'The Mall' in DC where all of the monuments are located.
Matthew was thrilled to look at all of the airplanes- His only 'complaint' was that he couldn't climb on them to 'ride' like he could the 'tractors'.
He had a great time running around in the large open walkways, and there were just enough people NOT there that we didn't have to worry about his getting lost in a croud if he ran just a little too far. The Museum was a huge open 'garage' of sorts with airplanes in the middle and hanging from the ceilings with other displays by the walls.
He also had a great time pretending to be an airplane himself- especially while riding high on dad's shoulders.
Next we headed to a place where we could park and ride the Metro into DC, a 45 minute ride.... which Matthew slept though. It was sad becasue we knew he'd have LOVED to ride the 'train' but good, because the boy needed a nap!