Saturday, April 16, 2011

Washington DC

On Wednesday we transferred from Indiana to Washington. Jane and Lorenzo drove us to Nashville, where we enplaned for Washington Dulles. There Joni and Les picked us up and drove us to their home in Maryland, midway between Baltimore and Washington DC. We have deer virtually peering in the window.

Since Thursday morning have been immersed in a whirlwind of activity. Thursday we went to Arlington cemetery, where we stood by the gravestone and eternal flame of John F Kennedy, whose oratory and dynamism, along with that of Jo Grimond, awakened my political interests long ago.

Yesterday we had a tour by car of Washington itself, where we saw the White House and then had a tour of the Capitol building, including a brief visit into the observation gallery of the House of Representatives. A few minutes before entering the chamber we virtually brushed shoulders with Speaker Boehner.

Today we have been into Washington again and have spent several hours in the Spy Museum, which was very interesting. There were pictures in there of some buildings in which I have worked.

Joni and Les are killing us with kindness. Tomorrow we are to go to Annapolis. If the wind subsides we are booked on a schooner cruise on Chesapeake Bay.

The only walking being done is between the above places and the car and various eateries.

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