Thursday, September 15, 2011

Tourist at Home: The Air Force Academy

While my dad and stepmom were in town, we went over to the Air Force Academy for a tour. I had no idea that it was open to visitors, but anyone with a Driver's License is welcome as long as you allow a surly airman to search your trunk. The campus is just gorgeous, but the real treasure is the chapel made of aluminum, huge windows, veins of stained glass, and one of the most amazing pipe organs I've ever seen. I've heard there is a several year-long list to get married in there.

Academy Grounds

Academy

Academy

Academy

Academy Chapel

Air Force Academy

Air Force Academy

Academy

Apparently we missed an impressive planetarium so I've got to go back! Next time we won't accidentally go on Parent's Weekend. The campus was incredibly crowded. We were lucky to get a parking spot.

2 comments:

  1. There's a planetarium? Aces! Let's go!

    Gorgeous pictures, BTW.

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  2. Yep!! A good excuse to go back!

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