FLEEING “THE SCENE” - We made it out last night and had a pretty good time (and, by our standards, a late night). At about midnight we got hungry for the peanut M&Ms waiting back in the room. The doorman looked at us like we were crazy and told us we wouldn’t be able to get back in, which we thought was a little high on the drama. When we saw hundreds of people outside waiting to get in, we understood his comment. Project Runway’s winner, Christian Siriano, was inside - guess he was a big draw.
GOOSE-BUMP MOMENT - The Korean War Memorial, pictured above, successfully communicates what those soldiers must have been feeling during that time. We appreciated that the small-scale of this Memorial made it easy to identify with its harsh realities. Unlike others, it isn’t an over-the-top exhibit that makes war seem like the only answer to the world’s problems.
TIME TRAVELING - The Air and Space Museum offers complimentary trips back a few decades. We kept waiting to see the exhibit: Airplanes - Travel of the Future. Can someone please make a large donation to the Smithsonian?
NICE SURPRISE OF THE DAY - We thoroughly enjoyed the National Portrait Gallery. It houses portraits of Presidents in addition to those of others who have helped shape our country. Very manageable scale and not quite as mobbed with tourists.
PATTY RAMSEY AWARD - A mother - allegedly speaking on behalf of her barely-able-to-speak child - asking a tour leader just how her young one might best begin an early pursuit of his journalistic aspirations. Looked to us like Mom had chosen the wrong profession and was going to live out her dream job one way or the other. Brother.