A capital day at the capitol

Seen in Baltimore and DC today:

In the Baltimore Amtrak station, a permanent video display of “What to do if you’re attacked.” Reassuring? Not much.

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The typical scenery photos and awesome museum artifacts, including this one of the desk Jefferson wrote the Declaration on. Love that kind of stuff.

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imageWe only made it about 100 feet down the reflecting pool toward the Lincoln memorial. By this point in the day, we’d already walked about 3 1/2 miles and done a museum, so we pretty much fell in a heap here on a bench. I’m convinced we would still be there now if Oldest hadn’t saved the day by calling an Uber Car driver to pick us up just a few feet from the bench where we collapsed. The air conditioned ride to Union Station refreshed us enough to tackle dinner and the train ride back to Baltimore.

Couldn’t resist a photo on this bench. Even better, while in the Uber Car we heard a radio campaign ad for a progressive democrat. I thought I’d died and gone to heaven. NEVER would you hear such a thing in our part of the country.

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I didn’t want to be all obvious and take a photo, but the most interesting feature of the train trip home was a Seagrams and fried chicken party in the back of our train car. Fascinating! We overheard one partier assert that he’d never been arrested. How nice!

Time for bed…with a Benedryl to ensure sleep after such an exciting day.

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