Well, you all are of course right, the tour was amazing. I got to see the last production B744 in position just inside the door with 2 B787s behind it. One of which is the test to destruction one. There were also three more 787s in another bay. I have to say though, the inside of that building looks like the inside of a Borg cube. I have to wonder of the producers of Star Trek used the building as inspiration.
The weather could not have been better and I got some pics of OO
-CBD landing. I've got a edit of one of those shots done and depending on the outcome I might work on some of the others in the series. I happened to be on the observation deck on top of the future of flight building when it was coming in. Great vantage point!
I also contributed to Boeing's bottom line by going nuts in the gift shop. I've got no more room now on top of my cabinets for airplane models in my office.
Of course I was disappointed I could not take any pictures on the tour. At one of the stops we were directly above a under construction 787 with a great angle at the raked wingtip. Alas, it will be confined to the database of my mind along with other great shots.
Overall the entire trip was great. 2700 miles of driving total in a week. I got to see both the largest building in the world by volume and the largest concrete structure in the United States, the Grand Coulee Dam.
The scenery throughout the drive was magnificent and I got some great photos of that too.
And nothing beats a pint of Hammerhead Ale at McMenamins in the evening.