The Little Mail Carriers fly to Boston and Washington!
I must confess that our jaws dropped when we received this report... as if Paris wasn't stunning enough, Petitpilote managed to take the little ones on her flights with her, show them around the biggest airplane in the world and visit another 2 cities in the US!! Read on, for another adventure-filled report! :)
July was her stand-by duty month so she could fly anywhere and the destinations would all be surprises both for her and for us! What a great experience! We always travel into envelopes and this time, we have flown inside a plane and seen the world around! And the first destination was...
... Boston, charming city of the USA!
Largest city and capital of Massachusetts, Boston was founded in 1630 and is one of the oldest towns of the United States. With many colleges and universities, the city is an international hub of education and a major cultural center as well. This is from the balcony of the Old State House in Boston that Thomas Jefferson read the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776.
The stopover was very short and by happy chance the hotel located downtown, convenient for a quick sightseeing around. We walked through the Little Italy district and then straight to the Marina to enjoy the waterfront atmosphere.
Weather was fair, lots of little boats were preparing for some sea trip. Looking through the spyglass, we have imagined incredible buccaneers and pirate adventures!
The second destination was Washington D.C.! The capital of the USA!
We were fortunate to fly into the big Airbus A380. Woooow... A double-deck airliner, the biggest plane in the world with 24 crew members and 516 passengers! And two little free-riders of course! :D
The Captain invited us to join the cockpit during the flight; we could sit on the instruments panel and experience interesting moments and a beautiful balcony view.
And while the ocean was evaporating at high speed under our wings, our host and his colleagues were ensuring the comfort and safety of passengers in the cabin.
Washington, here we are! No time to have some rest. Our host had again a busy schedule for us! For the first step, we have visited the National Postal Museum!
Dedicated to the postal history of the United States, the Museum offers many interactive displays and a big room with a permanent exhibit “moving the mail”.
On the road, through the rail and airmail, we have explored more than three centuries of postal old days. What a brilliant place! We have met lots of other international postboxes from the past!
There are many American institutions in Washington, such as the White House which is the official residence of the President...
After a delightful promenade under an agreeable sun, we made some stops in front of these remarkable spots. In the morning, with a head full of unforgettable memories, we left Washington back to France. We can’t wait to join our next adventure! Au revoir and see you soon!
Our huuuge thank you to Petitpilote for these wonderful reports! Never in a million years would we have imagined that the little ones would get to see the inside of a A380's cockpit! :D Onwards they go...
PS - Curious to know who won last weekend's giveaway? The results are on the bottom of the Green Banana Card's post!