Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Senor's Birthday

We went to Washington DC a few weeks ago for the Rally To Restore Sanity And/Or Fear and it was also Senor's birthday. It was a whirlwind weekend of sightseeing. We got in on Friday afternoon and, after hastily dropping our bags at the hotel, took off for the sights. Tom estimated (with his handy map) that we walked about 10 miles that feet sure felt it! Saturday, we were supposed to have a White House tour and then head to the rally. Unfortunately, the tour didn't happen. We got to the White House for our scheduled 11am tour and they hadn't even let the 9:30am people in yet. We stayed in line for about 30 minutes before bailing and heading towards the rally.

Wow, the rally. I've never seen so many people in one place in my entire life. I don't think they were prepared for the amount of people who showed up. Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert encouraged everyone to bring signs and a lot of people complied. I got some pics of hilarious ones that are below. We couldn't see the stage, but, could hear what was going on. After we got back to Dallas, we watched it on tivo and were like "Oh, THAT is what was going on."

Sunday was the day for more sightseeing. We tried to go up the Washington monument, but, the tickets were sold out. :( We ended up at the International Spy It was okay. It cost $18/person to enter! Definitely not worth the $18. We were flippin' exhausted by the time that tour was over so we headed back to our hotel and hung out in bar watching football until it was time to head to the airport.

Super windy! Me and Senor in front of the Capitol.

Walking up to the Lincoln Memorial

Honest Abe

Washington Monument and some random girl on the left.

Supreme Court

Me and Senor at the Rally

People ended up sitting on the port-a-pottys!

Arrested Development!

A little Glen Beck humor....

Outside the rally...people were everywhere!

A supporter at the Rally dressed as a Chilean Miner. He was more popular than Jon Stewart in our area of the rally!

The Wave!
Peeps were climbing trees to get better "seats".

I took this picture b/c what the heck is "Organization of American States"?

It was SUPER in front of the White House.


The other side of the White House

Sunday was the Marine Corps Marathon...water station with Marines passing our water/gatorade.

Saturday night (Tom's actual bday) we played a little pool (I got my butt kicked...gggrrr) and Senor enjoyed the tasty beverages.

Need I say more? he he

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