Monday, July 16, 2007

Girls Gone Wild (kind of)

As many of you know, my Good friend Sara and I got to go on a trip to D.C. to visit our friends Melissa and Pat Crompton. We left on a Thursday evening and Pat picked us up at the airport. Melissa had an unexpected trip with work to take so we picked her up the evening of our first full day. But Pat was there to take us wherever we wanted. In the morning we picked up Jeffrey (one of the young men in his ward).


The first stop of the day was to the Washington Monument. It was really cool and I hate to admit it, but I didn't listen well in History class and didn't know much about our nations monuments and history in general. Anyway, I learned a lot and loved it.
OK Here's the story of the guy pictured with Sara. He was one of the rangers at the monument and he gave us our "pep talk" and told us the rules before we went up the monument. Anyway he was trying to get us to come closer and listen, so he said "huddle" a few times and no one was but us, and Sara thought he said, "Cuddle". So, she did. She actually snuggled up on his shoulder. It threw him for a loop, but he gave us special treatment because of it. He was really charismatic. He was also our guide on the elevator ride down as we see things through some windows and stuff. Anyway, he let Sara push the button and then continued to tease us on the way down. It was all in good fun.




We were a liitle overwhelmed when we walked into the Smithsonian Space and Aeronautical Museum. There was stuff everywhere and it was all big. It was super cool though. We saw landing on the moon & space stuff, Wright Brothers & Amelia Earhart stuff, and lots of rockets missels and airplaines through the ages.




There was a section of the best of the best of one of the other smithsonian museums in this museum because the one they belong in is under renovation. I liked this A LOT!




These are images from the Smithsonian Natural History Museum. This was one of my favorites. I especially loved the Gems and minerals section. It brought me back to my days of Geology at Ricks College. I really think that Heavenly Father was an imaginative guy who had fun thinking of different animals and things to create.



Melissa gave us a driving tour of D.C., the Embassies, and Georgetown after we picked her up at the airport. We had to stop at their favorite ice cream shop in Georgetown where Melissa went to school.

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