ok, maybe that’s not entirely true, but that’s what we’ll call it. a week or so ago I headed out to Washington DC with the kiddos and my parents to go to the 8/28 Glenn Beck rally. Not a political rally, but a spiritual one…something to help this nation return to God and the key values that ths nation was founded upon… something that many people in this country seem to have forgotten about unfortuantely. It was amazing. There were 500,000 people covering the mall (the area between the Lincoln memorial and the Capitol building). It was by far the biggest crowd of people I have ever seen in my life, and at the same time it was completely safe and fun. It was blistering hot and we sat in the sun for hours but it was definitely worth it. Such a cool thing to be a part of! The Smithsonian has already asked for artifacts from the event because it was the largest gathering of it’s kind in history…pretty cool to be a part of that! It was amazing to see people from all walks of life, all backgrounds, all religions there together trying to help our country return to honor.
We were only there for a couple of days, but we managed to pack in quite the sightseeing schedule. I had two little troopers for traveling partners who endured soaring temperatures, TONS of walking, lack of food and sleep..and never complained. Pretty amazing if you ask me!! I was petty sure that Ashley wouldn’t care to see anything and would be pretty miserable, but to my surprise, she LOVED being there. Since we’ve been back this week she can’t stop asking for movies with “red coats” in them, books about George Washington, and looking for pennies so she can see Abraham Lincoln. It never ceases to amaze me what little sponges these guys are!
Anyways, here’s a little collage with a few images from our journey to DC. Enjoy!!