Whew! We just got back from Washington D.C. where I sat in a class and learned about contract law and Ben sat in a hotel room and researched laptops to buy. Which we did and we have a shiny new computer that doesn't emit a high-pitched screech or randomly freeze. Hurray! We also traveled up to Ohio last weekend for my sister-in-law's wedding. It was just as crazy as family weddings should be. But it went well and was beautiful and they are now married!
We had a great trip in D.C. We had time to do some sightseeing while we were there. I was pretty excited that I got to see the U.S. Constitution, the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights. Viewing these documents was pretty crazy because some security guard who wanted to go home decided no one needed to wait in line and made it a giant free-for-all. We went from some kind of order to just rushing into the rotunda to try and get a glimpse of these famous items. The people there who were visiting from cultures that do not wait in line definitely had an advantage. They could figure out how to get up to documents while the rest of us American's just stood quietly in line not sure what to do. So I think I saw half of the Constitution before I gave up and moved on.
We also got a tour of the National Gallery of Art which included the only painting by Leonardo da Vinci in the Western Hemisphere. I almost got us thrown out of the museum because of that piece. I was posing next to it and, according to the guard that yelled at me, almost touched it which would have set of an alarm and wow... that was embarressing. So here's a picture of me keeping a safe distance from one of our country's most priceless peices of art:
I have to include this one because I find it hilarious that the flash edited it the way it did:
We also got to visit the National Museum of the American Indian. The architecture of that building is amazing. Once you walk up to it, it doesn't feel like you are in D.C. anymore. Very neat museum.
We saw many great things and met some very interesting people in D.C. I love the diversity there. We tried Spanish food for the first time ever at a tapas bar (you have to make sure you stress the A in there or people will think that you went to a topless bar, which is completely different. Everyone had their shirts on at this restaurant.) We listened to a jazz concert in a park and all around had a great time. It made me wish I was living in a city.
The only downside was coming home to a broken dryer. We just fixed this thing a couple of months ago. AHHHH!!!!! That's just how things go right? You buy a laptop and a major appliance breaks. If only we had gotten the laptop that also dried clothes....
On the brighter side - today is our 2 year anniversary. Which we are going to celebrate by not leaving our house and grilling out. Have a great day!