After getting turned around a couple of times and waiting in a not-too-long car line, we made it to our destination.
The top of a parking garage.
With lots of other people.
While we were waiting, we kept ourselves amused by watching the surrounding buildings.
Must be something big.....
These guys were crazy....from our vantage point it didn't look like there was any railing up there.
We watched these people climb up the ladder of their office building onto the roof.
And rumor had it, that people paid to spend a night at this hotel, just to stand on the balcony this morning.
It was getting more crowded now....
....with so many people we had a couple of these around.
Right in front of us was the Capitol; hmmm, maybe that is Governor you-know-who at the top of the dome.....
What were we all waiting for???
The flyby of the space shuttle Endeavour, piggy-backed on a NASA 747.
Here it comes.
Then it went behind a building to make a slow turn way behind us.
People were cheering and taking lots of photos (Me included, obviously.)
On its way back towards the Capitol.....
What an amazing sight. And what a special privilege to see it in person.
One of my dreams was to see a launch in Florida someday.....that is not going to happen now, but seeing this is the next best thing.