SUNDAY JUNE 5TH
Leave home at 8 am, stop at Dunkin Donuts for Ceil.
MONDAY JUNE 6TH
Mansion…we had 9:50 am tickets, but we were let in at 9:30, before line formed. Back with Will the line stretched out for 30 minutes, under the trees. When we exited mansion there was a long line of tour bus kids going in.
Grounds…sketch, graves, dock, crops, sheep, pigs.
White House & Visitor’s Center…a real beehive on the grounds.
Leave at 5 pm, but make great time home. Lasagna, then we drive downtown for Carl’s ice cream.
TUESDAY JUNE 7TH
Ceil goes to UVA with D and E for appointment, lunch.
Breakfast: CFA biscuits, Gatorade. We take the Metro train, arrive at 9:30 am.
Library of Congress. Take tunnel to new Capitol Visitor’s Center.
Capitol Tour…not as extensive as the first one I took. Coffin platform used for the 16 who laid in state, 100 statues, including Sacajawea.
Supreme Court…I remember the spiral staircase from last time. Walk around capitol, ate hot dogs.
Walk to Bureau of Printing and Engraving…get 3 pm tickets, but don’t go.
Board train at 2:30, get home at 4:40 after stopping for gas and Taco Bell. Grill chicken.
WEDNESDAY JUNE 8TH
Breakfast: CFA biscuits, Dunkin Donuts coffee. Drive in to
House Where Lincoln Died was closed…under renovation.
Ford’s Theater…ranger dressed as chief of police talks to us. Museum downstairs has the clothes Abe was wearing that night.
Old Post Office…stamps, ice cream.
Archives…wait in long line. Ceil sees someone she knows from Veritas.
WWII Memorial…baby ducks swimming in the fountain.
THURSDAY JUNE 9TH
Ceil stays with D again. MA and I leave at 8 am, long drive to
Eat at Subway, buy a $7 Orioles BP jersey at Goodwill. Walk around
Drive to Dulles, to
Traffic bad, but GPS helps me find Myron’s back way home. Anna gets book at Borders.
FRIDAY JUNE 10TH
Pack up and leave around 9 am, and drive to
Lunched with Brett & Donna at mall food court. Left mall at 1 pm and hit several bad traffic patches on the drive to
Arrived home just before 11 pm, after stopping for gas in