Today was my usual volunteer shift at the Museum of Flight. I did 3 ink sketches in a pocket Moleskine sketchbook.
Visitors were few in the morning so I had time to stand at my post and sketch the Space Shuttle Trainer again.
After my shift, I went to the cafe for a beverage and to sit a bit after standing for 3 hours. I sketched this family group. This is the second time in two days I’ve done a cafe sketch, after having almost never done any!
The Museum has on display this big old Lincoln limo. It was originally made specially for Pope Paul VI’s 1965 visit to the United Nations in New York City. This car later served as the vehicle of choice for several ticker-tape parades honoring Apollo astronauts. That’s the connection to the Museum. Frank Borman, Jim Lovell, William Anders, Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Buzz Aldrin all rode in it during their parades. I liked the modifications at the back that allows security officers to stand on the back.