This was what life was like when I last blogged. Tertia watering the garden, mugging for the camera. Pacific Northwest summers are lovely; usually not much rain from July through September. It's a little-known secret.
Quarta went to summer camp, where she was like this...
And as soon as she came home was like this.
Then it came time to take Daniel back to college. He is a freshman RA this year, and had to be in Pennsylvania a week early for training. Steve took him out in the van, stopping for some scenery along the way.
The Capitol had scaffolding up around it. We went through the Museum of Natural History, then past the Washington Monument and down through many of the monuments I had not seen, to the Lincoln.
And Honest Abe is still seated where I remember him. There is something reassuring about that. We continued, very footsore by this time, around the Tidal Basin to the Jefferson Memorial. It was a lot of walking... well over 5 miles I think. We will try not to do that much walking in one day again, especially with Tertia. But... it was for HISTORY!
That appeal to history did not work so well the following day, when we toured 3 Civil War battlefields (Wilderness, Spotsylvania and Chancellorsville, although I'm not sure I got the order right) in Virginia. Not to mention the house where Stonewall Jackson died. This was on our way down to Williamsburg, where we checked into the Wyndham resort for our family reunion. You'll have to stay tuned for part 2 for that bit.