Observations, pictures, and sketches highlight the transition of moving to the nations's Capitol after 30 years of living in the Midwest. A clash in cultures? Maybe not!
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Thanksgiving Day Walkabout Around the Capitol
Before dinner later this afternoon, we thought it would be a great idea to take advantage of the beautiful fall weather and walk around the neighborhood. It was eerily quiet until we reached the Capitol South metro stop where we ran in to a young couple on their way somewhere to do some cookin'. On the East side of the Capitol a few folks were wandering about. But on the West side there was more activity, as usual. The Capitol grounds are being prepared for inauguration and are fenced off. Signs to watch out for small children and pets are scattered around to remind the construction workers to keep a heads up. The Mall lawn has been restored from a very long underground water construction project. The Christmas fairyland trains at the Botanic Garden are now open through January. And the tourists abound regardless of the season. It always looks like such a happy place. And it should be, especially today. Happy Thanksgiving!