Saturday, October 29, 2011

Washington DC, Day 10, October 29, 2011

This morning we had reserved over a week ago a 10:15, History on Foot, which was a two hour walk starting at the Ford Theater with Detective McDevitt investigating the assignation of President Lincoln.   So in order to get there on time, we left the coach to catch the 8:27 bus, with it being Saturday, buses only run every hour.


Since the forecast called for 100% chance of rain changing to snow today, here we are on the tour.  Our guide did an excellent job, we all were his deputies, and all were given different witnesses’ statements to give to him at the time he called for it.  The statement we were given was called for first, of course, it was deep in our backpacks, but we eventually produced it, he is reading ours now.

Our next stop was the Smithsonian American History Museum.  This is Julia Child’s actual kitchen.


Here is her wall of pots and pans.


Below are fragments cut from  the original Star Spangled Banner.


The original flag was 30’ x 42’, today it’s size is 30’ x 34’, it was reduced in size by all the souvenirs taken, even one of the 15 stars is gone.  Below is a photo of a photo taken of the flag.  We were not able (not allowed) to take any photos of the original.


Below is Edison’s first light bulb he demonstrated at Menlo Park in December 1879. Check out the link above, then scroll down a little, you will see the same photo as below.


Yes, that is snow on Bob’s back.  Nice big flakes in the air, but nonetheless, SNOW!


1 comment:

Travelwithwhippets said...

I am jealous of your museum visits! You can keep the snow, though! Hope you guys don't get too much. At least there in Washington, you know it will melt soon.

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