Sunday, April 27, 2014
Teepee Tents on the Mall
Sunday is the day that we usually take a long walk on the Mall. You never know what you are going to run in to. My husband mentioned that he saw teepee tents all week. Yesterday when we were returning home from errands we were blocked from continuing down Independence Avenue because of a protest. There were police cars all over the place. But we were too lazy to find out what it was all about and had to find an alternate route to finally get home. So we saw today what were the remains of a week long sit in of sorts related to the pipeline, oil, fracking, Nebraska, and Canada sitting next to the Smithsonian Castle. The kids seemed to be having fun running in and out of the tents, there was a wagon of sorts sitting next to one of them, and a totem pole being admired by a few. It was a beautiful day to be outside, and for the first time in months the Washington Monument was in full view. The scaffolding was finally taken down completely and the landmark will be ready to open next month to visitors. Spring is a busy time here in the city, and it's nice to know so many people want to visit the place where we live. After all, there is always something to do, and it doesn't cost a cent.