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dc4free#14: monument-al undertaking

ok, so i'm tired and the title is too kitschy. sue me.

labor day was jon's last day in d.c., so we sent him out w/ a bang by making the rounds of several monuments on the mall and eating some seafood from the wharf. this was about my 5th tour of these monuments (wwii, lincoln, vietnam, korea, fdr, jefferson), but it was by far the most enjoyable. i think it was a combination of the weather (finally cool in d.c.) and the fact that i'm becoming so familiar w/ the sites that i'm not just overwhelmed by them anymore.

ellie, of course, was far more interested in ducks and rocks.
{scene: ellie and mama sitting on a bench outside the vietnam memorial eating patriot rocket frozen treat -- no kidding, that's what the red, white and blue sugar rush delivery devices are called --

ellie (after long period of silence): "mama, are you thinking what i'm thinking?"
mama (surprised @ the question): "i don't know honey. what are you thinking?"
ellie (after more silence): "i'm thinking i need to pick up some rocks!"}

paddy, on the other hand, had an absolute conniption over fdr's little dog. a swell time was had by all.

and i got some rocks.


  • At 5:05 AM, Anonymous Drew LeBow said…

    Dear Ellie,

    I ask my mom if she is thinking what I am thinking all the time! And as long as I tell her what I am thinking first, it's amazing how often we are thinking the same thing. My sister Beri likes rocks as much as you do. Tell your parents y'all need to visit us in Spain. We go to an Anglican church, which is practically the same as your daddy's kind of church.

    Talk to you soon,

  • At 11:33 AM, Blogger sammy said…

    well, well, well -- a new young reader! and one w/ such a good pedigree, as well. i'm honored you stopped by for a visit. tell your own parents that sam + renee' say "hi" and hope to get to spain one of these days.
    ~ sam


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