Ok..I was listening to Don Henley and his song the New York Minute but.....here are a lot of photos from the trip to DC.
Apparently, my hotel was less than 5 blocks from the White House so while walking, I found it. There are a lot less protesters than I remember from my earlier visits.
One of the guys that was part of the meeting was taking a walking trip of the sites of DC. I saw most of them in the late 1980's and plan on taking the kids in another 4-5 years. I saw the Vietnam Memorial with my Dad and it still makes me cry even 20 years later. I remember the sheer volume of names and my Dad getting a rubbing of the names of his platoon that did not make it. I am thankful every day that my Dad DID make it.
On the way back from the rental car agency, I saw this sign. They are apparently joking because their haircuts actually cost about $30 for men but I laughed anyway.
I was able to fit a a bit of personal "business" along with work business. I had lunch with my graduate advisor from Fargo, ND and then was able to road trip to see my brother and his family. I figured, after 3000 miles, what is another 90 miles via car? We are a driving family so to me, a couple hours by car is no big deal.
My brother, Matthew and his lovely wife, Mindy, live in western Maryland out in the country. This is their new house.
My 6 mo neice, Emily.
Matthew & Emily
Benjamin, Emily (who would only let me hold her when she was asleep) & myself.
Matthew, Mindy, Benjamin & Emily
Matthew, myself and the "babies".
Mindy & I
I am so happy I was able to see them during my visit! It has been 5 years since I have seen them and they have obviously added to their family since that time. Thank you for the lovely steak dinner!!!!