5/27 – Day 51
We were up early and on our way to the Shady Grove Metro Station, taking the Metro into downtown Washington, DC for a whirlwind visit to the Smithsonian. Diana and I got to the station just fine, and with a lot of help from a friendly Metro employee, we were soon on our way to our nation’s capitol.
Emerging from the Metro station, we found ourselves on the Capitol Mall on a very hot Friday morning with many other people. Diana decided to check out the Natural History and American History Museums, while I headed for the National Air & Space Museum.
We both enjoyed ourselves — Diana with a range of interesting items ranging from the Hope Diamond to a special Abraham Lincoln exhibit. I gazed on historic aircraft from the original Wright Flyer, through The Spirit of St. Louis and Spaceship One. I even got to touch a real moon rock!
We spent the whole day being dazzled and returned to Frederick with enough memories of national treasures to last a lifetime. I don’t agree with that–I’m always in line for treasure!
Today we went to church with Liesel & Mike and his parents. Afterwards we dined at a Greek restaurant and enjoyed a make-it-yourself frozen yogurt special before returning to home base.
In the evening, while I was online checking our credit card billings over the past few weeks, I discovered some charges I didn’t recognize. It turns out they were fraudulent and we had to cancel that card. Since this was the card I pay all our bills with, I spent most of the evening updating all my accounts with a new (and still valid) credit card. I could think of several activities which would have been more fun. No, make that several hundred.
We ended the evening with a rollicking session of Liar’s Dice, much hilarity, and good fun.