Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Random fun in DC/MD/DE

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:


Admiral Farragut:


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:

http://www.kipley.com/marcy/race_locations.html

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!


Go Turkey!


Turkey awards:


John was third in his age group  :)


For one of our nieces:


Lunch!


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.

Including this:


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!

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