Friday, November 30, 2012

Meeting With Marian, Part III

(Read Marian's comment to yesterday's post.  She has that spot on, and it helps her a lot.)

Marian and I took a few pictures.  Mostly, we were having a good time and not focussing (HA!) on good pictures.

After the Newseum, we walked to the Smithsonian Natural History museum, mostly so we could see the Hope Diamond and the other gems, jewels, and jewelry on display in the same section.  They redid the exhibit since I was last there and made the Hope more accessible.  Lines were not bad.

We then walked down the mall to the Air And Space museum for lunch and to browse a bit.  Marian wanted to see the Enola Gay but, alas, that's at the Udvar-Hazy extension, about 30 miles away. 

I broke my record for using the ladies' room during the course of a day, even if I don't count sneaking in two or three times to photograph bad newspaper headlines/stories.  Neither of us was shy about using the facilities when necessary, except once in Air And Space.  There was a long line and neither of us felt comfortable there.  The typical Smithsonian bathroom was far from empty, but there were no problems.  Confidence scores a +10.

Unfortunately, I had to be back and changed in time to get the elevator key before the office closed.  I suppose I could have gone to the desk as Meg, but I'm not quite there yet.  I know eventually I'll get "caught" ~ and I put that in quotes because I won't really be caught.  I'll just be out, kinda like Marian and Tammy, the hotel maid.

That's kinda all I have to say, but I'll leave y'all with some pictures.

Meg at her apartment
President Obaama ~ she's one of us!

Marian at the Berlin Wall

Keep an eye out!  The sign says "don't touch!"

Best view of the Capitol

And Marian and infinite Megs!

Tammy and Meg


  1. Meg -

    I finally figured out why we went to the Smithsonian's Gem exhibits....

    Diamonds are a girl's best friend!

    Hopefully, next time (assuming that transit provisions are worked out), we do get to see the Enola Gay - 30 miles away.... I'm told that one could spend a whole day in that remote museum annex alone.


  2. You girls look fabulous...



  3. Sounds like a lovely day! I should have seen ya when I was running on the Mall! :)
    Love you got to see all the jewelry... and space stuff, too! :
    hug, Sara

  4. I've never owned a dress that you have to plug in before you go out!


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