A Week in D.C. (Part 7)

November 14

Still getting crazy on our last day in town . . . 

[You gotta be crazy to eat lunch in a museum restaurant . . . ]

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[A T-Rex exhibit was the new thing at the National Museum of Natural History (though the one here wasn’t it) . . . ]

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[This wasn’t either.  This is a Portuguese man o’ war – though it isn’t necessarily from Portugal, is definitely not a man, and is more into peace than war . . . ]

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[Here’s the previously noted “flying” whale.  Can you guess.  I’m saying it’s a northern right whale . . . ]

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[The hall of great creatures . . . ]

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[And here’s the new T-Rex exhibit . . . ]

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[Snacking on a Triceratops . . . ]

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[Not a giraffe . . . ]

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[Also not a giraffe . . . ]

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[Gretch with the T-Rex . . . ]

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[Charles Darwin, whose ideas have led to a record number of lawsuits and confused school and religious leaders throughout the country for years . . . ]

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[Proof of evolution from this photo – I used to have hair . . . ]

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[Leaving the museum on the Constitution Avenue side . . . ]

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[Past a close relative of my interior friend . . . ]

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[Approaching the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture . . . ]

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[On the grounds of the Washington Monument, this was totally new for the Super and me . . . ]

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[Ah, the good ole days of traffic on Constitution Avenue . . . ]

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[Ken and Jeanne leading the way to the entrance.  They had spent a short time here earlier when the Super and I were to up to something nefarious . . . ]

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[And we’re in . . . ]

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[Gretch lives in D.C. and of course had been here previously . . . ]

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[The importance of King Cotton in our history . . . ]

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[The Gates Concourse Atrium hard by the Winfrey Theater . . . ]

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[Saying our final goodbyes to Gretch . . . ]

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[And Gretch says goodbye to us . . . ]

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[We don’t have any of these in Alex?  They help extend the long Minnesota goodbye . . . ]

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[Back outside – lovely evening . . . ]

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[Hiking to our subway stop . . . ]

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[Which just happened to be adjacent to EPA . . . ]

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[Which just happens to be across the street from Trump International . . . ]

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[Later we joined some old friends for dinner in Crystal City, at Jaleo to be specific . . . ]

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[The 3 guys lined up on the right, l – r:  Bill, Greg Foote, and me.  The 3 of us worked together at DOL (though Greg moved over to EPA after a few years) and were teammates with the DOL Mavericks.  I don’t think I’d seen Greg in over 30 years . . . ]

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[And here we are with the aforementioned Mavericks after another championship.  We 3 are vertically stacked 1, 2, 3 on the left side of the photo . . . ]

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[Meanwhile, back at Jaleo, Jeanne and Ken fit in nicely with our friends at the end of the table . . . ]

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[I guess the gals and the guys each had their own side of the table . . . ]

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[Sometimes stuff just happens . . . ]

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[A really good shot of Anne and the Super, if I do say so myself . . . ]

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[Greg’s wife Robin with Jeanne . . . ]

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[Well, I had seen him in a long time . . . ]

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[Should have taken this with a real camera . . . ]

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[And wrapping up the D.C. trip . . . ]

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[With our final goodbyes . . . ]

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Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.  ~  Abraham Lincoln

Up Next:  Finally back to the Norway cruise?

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