|From Behind My Eyes - The Adventures of Tim Stubbe||
After leaving the Museums I wandered up the Capitol Mall toward the Capitol building. I found it interesting in my meanderings how many monuments to the Civil War were around. The bronze statues in front of the Capitol Building were especially epic in their design.
The day of wandering the Smithsonians and Capitol Mall ended with a walk to Union Station and finding the train ready to leave, hopped onboard and headed back to Fredericksburg. Through my travels that day the rain had completely stopped. I got back to Fredericksburg and rode my bike back to the Hotel, once the bike was covered up, the skies opened and the rain fell. I felt very fortunate to be able to spend a day in DC. I'll be going back tomorrow to see more of the outdoor memorials and monuments, WWII, VietNam and Arlington Natioanl Cemetery. The weather should be better.
One observation.. JayWalking in D.C. seems to be the norm rather than the exception including Metro Police... Whats up with that???
I did get a surprise today when a guy I had been corasponding with called me from Richmond and drove up to see me. Mike Marrion and I had a great morning chatting and having lunch together. Thanks Mike, it was a great time and I'm glad we got to meet...