Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Maureen and Ruth Visit: Part 2 - Washington, DC

On the second day of our friends visit, we took Maureen and Ruthie to Washington, D.C.  We started out at Union Station, and despite a high temperature of 49F (unusually cold for this time of year) and rainy, damp and downright miserable, we had a great time. We walked through the National Gallery of Art, the Natural History Museum (Smithsonian Museums); the National Archives (where we didn't want to wait in line an hour to see the U.S. Constitution); had lunch at the Old Post Office Pavilion; and walked by the Washington Monument (currently closed after damage from last month's earthquake) and the White House.
  Our thanks to Tom's parents, who took care of our three dogs: Dolly, Franklin and Sprite while we were playing tour guide! 
Maureen always says "Chop-chop" to motivate people, and this restaurant sign was too good to pass up!

Maureen and Tom with his "Leetle" umbrella

Ruthie,Tom, Maureen in National Gallery of Art- with the god of Mercury in the background

Elephant in Museum of Natural History - lobby

Aluminum tree in National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden

Tom in Dinosaur Exhibit- Mus. of Natural History

Tom and Prehistoric Whale Fossil Skeletons

Maureen and Ruthie at the White House

Tom & Rob at the White House

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Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next