Friday, October 24, 2008

Fridays Fave 5 - #3

I will be hard pressed to focus on only five of my favorite things of this week. Spending a whole week in Washington DC has certainly been a highlight of my life.

1. I love the way I saw the White House for the first time in my life. I was walking down the street with my sister. We were finding our way to the Lincoln Memorial. Not realizing where I was, I was just walking along. I happened to glance over to my right and there She was in all her splendor! It took my breath away. “The White House!” were the only words I could manage. I was so in awe that I totally didn’t even think to take a single picture!

2. I have run into several young people, either working or visiting the national sites and I have been so impressed with them. Young kids visiting the Supreme Court asked very intelligent questions. Other young people told me that they were visiting because they felt it was important to stay informed. It gives me such hope for the future knowing we have young people like this.

3. I loved the metro. How fun to get to so many places in such a short amount of time. Riding with students, residents, visitors, and employees made it all so interesting. I have never seen so many men wearing black trench coats using their Blackberries!

4. Spending time with my sister. We both have busy lives and families of our own. It’s been so nice to just get away and reconnect as sisters.


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Denise said...

Such a nice list of favs.

the voice of melody said...

I loved your #4, spending time with your sister and reconnecting with her as sisters in the midst of busy lives.

I don't have a sister but always wondered what it would be like. I bet it's a very special relationship and I'm glad the two of you got to enjoy such a great time together.

Many sweet blessings!

Mrs. Julie Fink said...

How wonderful to be able to spend this vacation with your sister. I need to plan one with mine!

Dawn said...

I, too, was amazed at how really small the White House is. But what a privilege to be able to see it. I"m glad you had such a wonderful time.

Willow said...

What a great week you had! Sister time, encouragement from young people. Black trench coats and blackberries--yup, that had to be East Coast. I had the same experience at the Coloseum in Rome that you had at the White House--I looked left at the street corner, and there it was, shining in the evening light!

Susanne said...

I would love to see our nation's capital and yours too! There is something so incredible about being it. I can see why it would be hard to just pick five things! :v)

Dawn said...

Yes, re-entry is the pits!!

Which sister did you go with? I just found your family's blog sites.

Bev said...

We visited Washington DC about 10 years ago, spent just a few days there, and we actually got to tour the White House, which still amazes me that we got to go inside. Something I'll never forget, and like you I loved riding the metro - such a great way to travel around the city! Glad to hear you had such a great time there.