Sometimes it's good to just set everything aside, and spend the day being a tourist in the place you call home. When we had the chance to go tour the Boeing Everett factory with some Australian visitors, we grabbed it. We had a great day with Chris and Lynn.
We toured the Boeing plant in Everett, then had a late lunch on the water in Edmonds. The tour was impressive, and so was getting to see an Antonov An-225 cargo jet arrive to take on a load of huge GE engines.
The Antonov is, quite simply, the largest airplane in the world: 275 feet long, 290 foot wingspan. It arrives at Paine Field three times a week to deliver or take on cargo for Boeing. It dwarfed the 747s parked nearby, the engines being loaded into it, and the people standing underneath. Simply impressive.