Sunday, November 22, 2009

Fun With Cindy

As reported in blog post #99, Dan's sister Cindy arrived for a one week visit just before Veterans Day. After such a noteworthy and moving Veterans Day at Arlington Cemetery, the pressure was on to "top that" .... i.e. once we got Cindy an "audience" with the President, how could we prevent the rest of the week from being a let down?

Actually, we had a great time the rest of her week here. Indeed, we took her to many places we have been before, all the "standards" that everyone needs to see at least once in their lives. The White House, the Capitol, the Lincoln Memorial, the Smithsonian, the National Cathedral, and much more. True, the awe we felt the first time we saw each of those sites has lessened, we still enjoying seeing them. More than that, we draw great joy by showing people around town and helping them see our capitol city for the first time. Thus, it was with Cindy.

Cindy and Barb have coffee in the Georgetown Mall after a visit to the National Cathedral.

Viewing our founding documents at the National Archives (l) and at the Berlin Wall exhibit in the Smithsonian American History Museum (r).

Touring the Capitol Bldg inside (l) and out (r).

Photos at the Lincoln Memorial (l) and the White House (r) are Standard Operating Procedure in the Zuspan "Capitol City Guided Tour".... is a picnic lunch on a clear day at the Washington Monument.

However, there were some very enjoyable "firsts" for us on this trip, as well, such as our first time actually entering the House and Senate Galleries, ....

Seeing the President, any President, in person.

Getting a look inside Ford's Theater, where Lincoln was shot.

Touring the inside of the Supreme Court (l) as well as outside. (r).

Enjoying the view from atop the Washington Monument.

Visiting the Air Force Memorial.

All in all, we had a wonderful time while Cindy was here. Come again soon, Cindy!


CallinaP said...

Great pics! Especially from the top of the Washington cool!

Anonymous said...

Loved the writeup about my visit! It was a wonderful week and you are GREAT tour guides!