What an interesting and welcoming city! I’ll post more than one blog about the sites to take it while you’re there. First, I’ll share one of my favorites–the Boeing Museum of Flight. I haven’t seen such a terrific display of aircraft outside of the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum. In particular, I was impressed by the Personal Courage Wing which highlights the aircraft and flyers of WWI and WWII. I could’ve spent hours taking in the details, and really found the stories of valor and friendship so interesting.
One in particular was of an American ace who had lost his legs in a crash, re-qualified to fly with prosthetic legs, and was shot down by a German ace. The American lost his prosthetic legs in the crash and ended up in a German hospital. The German ace visited him there, making arrangements for his rival to receive replacement legs. The American agreed, but only if they were airlifted in by an American plane. The two men became lifelong friends, keeping in touch long after the war.
I also enjoyed seeing some of the newer planes fighter planes, such as an F-14 Tomcat, which the Navy pilots were shuttling to Norfolk for retirement in my in my first two books.