The month of November is usually filled with turkey, football and a countdown of shopping days until the official holiday season. But November is also Aviation History Month, and for those of us in the Puget Sound area, there is a fleet of airplanes very near and dear to our collective hearts. Founded in Seattle, Boeing is a part of the culture in these parts (despite their departures to other parts of the country) and there used to be a joke that everyone around here knew someone who worked for Boeing.
Being in a region of aviation greatness (did anyone see the Dreamliner test flights? That's a big airplane) means that we have something unique in these parts - The Museum of Flight. Located near Boeing Field in South Seattle, the museum features some great pieces of aviation history. They have planes from decades past, old airline memorabilia and for those astronauts, an exhibit on spacecraft and artifacts.
As an added bonus, the holiday season is a time for out-of-town guests - and the Museum of Flight is a great place for visitors! You might even be able to work in that it's Aviation History Month (and the Wright Brothers flew for the first time in December). More information can be found at http://www.museumofflight.org