Some of our wanderings lately, starting with photos at the end of a long run down to DC.
I have a dream...
World War II Memorial:
The scaffolding is coming down bit by bit:
We finally got over to see Thomas Jefferson:
Still some leaves on the trees - they keep hanging on and still look pretty:
Part of the Jefferson Memorial:
We obtained library cards for the Library of Congress! It was the neatest thing to sit inside the main reading room, find a book from the shelves, and peruse it quietly.
A slightly louder room of the Library of Congress - just as beautiful though:
We found The Big Cheese truck for lunch sandwiches - awesome:
A different take on the "LOVE" statue idea:
I spent some time in the Portrait Gallery - here is some evidence:
The ladies of the Supreme Court:
The Smithsonian Castle and a bit more foliage:
The Rabbit Thinker:
A Joan Miro sculpture:
One of my favorite outdoor sculpture artists, Claes Oldenburg:
We got to ride with Kathy in her Mini on a day trip to Annapolis and the Naval Academy. This was a fun day!
I have not yet begun to fight...
The Naval Academy students in formation to march in for lunch:
The beautiful chapel:
The tomb of John Paul Jones:
Oh yes sir:
Annapolis Post Office in a nice brick building (photo for Mom):
On Saturday John and I drove to Delaware to add another state to our collection of various places where we have raced:
It was a Turkey Trot and I did the 10K while John took photos:
Snorkel Man - crazy outfit for this cold, windy weather!
These costumes seem at least warm and slightly more normal:
John ran the 5K while I took a turn with the camera. If you look real hard you can see John in the green jacket further down the street:
John crossing the finish line... backwards:
Yay for racing in Delaware!
John was third in his age group :)
For one of our nieces:
Kathy's Mini, complete with reindeer antlers and a red nose - love it!
Sunday we all went to the Mansion on O Street for breakfast, to listen to some music, and to tour around the amazing rooms. They have a huge collection of odd and interesting items, pretty much all of it for sale.
Lots of signed guitars and music-related items:
One of our favorite rooms, the log cabin. The Mansion is also a hotel that would be fun to stay at sometime:
Flashbacks to some of the books I read a long time ago:
We avoided going back out into the cold by playing pool for a while - fun!
Interesting bathroom motif:
How about this for a tub:
The beautiful dining room where we had breakfast:
Thank you Kathy and Bob for a couple of amazing weeks, jam-packed full of great things to see and do!