Thursday, April 28, 2011

It's a bird.... It's a plane....

My folks have come and gone home again to Texas, in spite of our best efforts to convince them to stay. We visited the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm on Tuesday (photos to come), and went to the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museums yesterday. Dad worked on the Titan II, Titan III and Titan IV projects for Martin Marietta, so that missile behind them in the Space Museum is like an old friend to him. I knew Brian would only be interested in the various children's activities, so I took Songbird (my canary Kuchulu spindle) along to pass the time while supervising him (Mom and Dad took a guided tour of the Air Museum). I couldn't help but notice the resemblance Songbird had to various items. She's a rocket -

She's a helicopter -

She's a prop job with rotors -

No, she's a speedy-beyond-belief Blackbird!

Okay, so she's just a beautiful little fiber tool; my "bird in the hand."

That's it for now from . . .

6 comments:

Kelly Bartels said...

Very clever Michelle. I enjoyed the tour!

Susan said...

What a goodlooking couple! I can see the resemblance....;o) I loved the picto-tour! "She's" so versatile!

Laura said...

My favorite plane is the blackbird - I bought a poster of it when we were there!

I think your spindles are really cool - just wish I had the stick-to-itiveness to use one!!

Tina T-P said...

How fun for you dad to revisit those old memories. It looks like a fun museum, too.

Ha, ha - I would have loved to watch you taking all those photos - the security people must have thought you were bonkers. T.

Michelle said...

Actually Tina, I didn't notice ANY strange looks! There weren't very many visitors when we were there, and "security" is very light -- just docents.

judy said...

I loved the sheep races --video---follow the leader!