Nov 30 2008

My Thanksgiving

Chris and I couldn’t make it home for Thanksgiving this year, so we took a day trip up to Washington D.C. instead. The real intent of the trip was to visit the Smithsonian Museum of American History, which just reopened last week after having been closed for over two years for renovations.

Unfortunately, the museum was so crowded that it was basically a bust as far as seeing anything. We compensated by visiting the wonderfully set up and extremely fascinating Newseum, a museum dedicated to news and reporting.

Part of a six foot section of the Berlin Wall housed by the Newseum:

berlin wall

Official record of Presidential secession:


Wall of newspaper headlines from 9/12/2001


And a tremendous view of the capitol and Pennsylvania Avenue from their terrace:


(That is where they are building the podium for Obama’s inauguration.)

We also visited Arlington National Cemetary, a highly worthwhile endeavor which I reccommend strongly, if only for the view:


It was very moving and extremely interesting.


(The mast of the U.S.S. Maine!)

The trip was fun but exhausting. Sunday was spent mostly vegging and doing this:


SO not ready to go back to work tomorrow!

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  1. Brooke B.

    Hey! I just wanted to tell you that I have been reading your blog and several other TFA blogs through my application process for inspiration/to see what might be ahead/etc.

    I found out recently that I will be teaching Special Education in ENC come next year for TFA and wanted to say thank you for the insight to the region that you have provided! I grew up in Raleigh but did not know anything about teaching in the more rural areas until I stumbled onto your blog :o)

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