While waiting for the flight home from Washington, DC, I took the bus over to the Air and Space Museum near Dulles Airport. One of the more impressive planes they have there is this SR-71. For a plane that didn't exist for an awful long time, it seemed awful real to me. They said that when the Air Force decided to give this one to the Smithsonian, it flew from California to Washington in some insanely short period of time, breaking all sorts of speed records, taxied over to near the hanger where you see it now, and it's been there ever since.
I wonder how the decals stayed stuck to it at the incredibly speeds it reached. I still don't know, but there they are.