Tuesday, March 16, 2010

DC Day Two!


Greetings from the nation's capital, although after being here I'm not sure which nation it is the capital of. I have been blown away by the diversity and extremes found in DC. When you go down around the national mall, there is not a piece of garbage to be found, but when you move out from the city center (like to our hotel) you pass through seemingly endless ghettos and dejected people. We have the privilege of not being on one of those mass tours through the city, we are actually driving around (and actually finding our way thanks to Lauren Smith's GPS...I told her when we get back Mr. C is going to do some work on her transcript!) and getting to experience the real DC. This includes the maddening lack of parking...
Today we went to the Russell Senate Building at 8:30 am to meet with Senator Jeff Sessions. If you want proof, just check the picture which can be viewed on his Facebook page. We then went to the National Archives and saw the document that started it all, the Declaration of Independence! (TJ is a rock n' roller!!!!) While we were in the Archives, the clouds finally broke and so did Will's fever. By our 2:00 private tour of the Capitol, Silena and Will joined us. We got to take an underground tram only used by Senators to get into the Capitol! This was strictly VIP because that's how we roll. And how do you top that? You go to the mall, because we are with teenagers! We are rockin' the Capital, wish you were here...

1 comment:

Christy D said...

I LOVE DC!! When we lived in Pittsburgh and had to travel to Dave's parents in North Carolina we would get up and leave at 4am in order to spend 4-6 hours in DC. We wouldn't arrive at their house until almost midnight, and absolutely exhausted, but it was so worth it each time. Such a beautiful city with so much to look out just walking around outside. We got to do that 4 times!!