Ooooh, I *love* this theme. I'm going for the unusual here, rather than the corny. Or, maybe just a touch of corny.
This is NASA's most famous KC-135 positioned with its wheel resting on our Interstate's windshield. (Actually, for display purposes, the decommissioned aircraft is mounted in a take-off position, and I simply arranged the frame to make it look like the front gear was resting on the windshield.)
Known informally as the "vomit comet", this is the aircraft that was used not only for astronaut training, but also in the movie Apollo 13 for the scenes that required genuine weightlessness (story here
). It flew 58,000 parabolas before being retired.
Many people know about the tourist facility called Space Center Houston, but fewer people realize that this gem is on display a few miles up the road at Ellington Airport (which was formerly an Air Force base).
Like fellow Houstonian Howard Hughes when he was filming his movie "Hell's Angels", I had to wait months for just the right puffy clouds to appear so that I could get this dramatic pic. And then I had to go early so that there wouldn't be other visitors blocking this view.