Ceil and Matthew pose with Washington Chief of Police Pinkerton in front of Ford's Theater. The chief took time from his busy schedule to discuss what he saw the night of April 14, 1865 while seated in the front row of the theater. The brick building across the street is known as The House Where Lincoln Died.
We only took the Metro Tuesday, though it worked out well. We did stay busy, but all the walking and heat were almost too much for the kids. Had I been more thoughtful, we could’ve taken the Metro for shorter trips around town.
Monday I’d planned to drive to
Ceil stayed back in
Like me, I think Matthew liked the things that involved the presidents the most. Much of the museum stuff wasn’t as interesting to me the second time around. M had asked where the Nationals ballpark was, so I pointed it out to him while we were looking out of the
Got through a day early, but instead of coming home Thursday I took the kids to
Missed seeing the Orioles, but I bought an authentic # 78 BP jersey at Goodwill…orange with black lettering.
Friday we stopped in
Averaged almost 40 MPG for the trip…not bad considering we ran the air conditioner the whole time, as well as all the traffic we were in.
Sunday we went to
After swimming five straight days before we left, Matthew didn’t swim once in
Anna posted most of the real pictures we took. I tried to avoid being in the pictures, but failed a few times. Out of the 27 days since school got out, Anna has spent at least 22 with friends. During that time she spent 13 nights away from home.
Saw pictures from Will’s first week with the campers. Looks like he’s having a good time. His beard is back. Looks like most of the other male chaperones are growing them as well.
Tuesday night we flipped on Food Network and Iron Chef was on. It was the one where Isabel was sitting next to Keyshawn Johnson. We watched the whole thing again. The other judge was a comedian, so it was up to Isabel to voice all the expert food opinions…she didn’t get much help from the other two.
Louie spoke to the Southern Baptist Convention. That’s a huge deal, considering how conservative they are. I guess since he was best buds with Andy, they let him speak. Andy’s dad used to be president of the SBC.
Pops is finally home, and doing much better. Already walking around the yard picking up gumballs. He’s back driving short trips to the store.