Our second week together is in the books and given we were at the Library of Congress, that makes sense. We spent 3 days in Washington DC exploring the monuments, and the Smithsonian Museum of Art. We went to Arlington to see the Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the Eternal Flame at John F. Kennedy’s gravesite. We went to the Iwo Jima Memorial where years before I stood hours waiting for the people to clear so I could take a photograph, one I still have which I framed years ago. All the time, seeing everything through her eyes.
We rode the metro all over, walked many kilometers and while still a little chilly, the weather showed signs of spring. And yes, dined at the Hard Rock and had control of the iPad to play the tunes.
After our time in Washington DC, we flew together for the first time, to Birmingham. Why Birmingham you ask? I have family there, my youngest brother, my sister in law, two dogs and my 6 nieces and nephews, so very overwhelming for her perhaps, but she fit right in and they loved her. Welcome to the family Rosa!!!
While waiting for flights in DC and Atlanta, she was with me at the Delta Sky Clubs and said she do a holiday there. I enjoyed our time there as well, again seeing things from her eyes. While in Birmingham, we went to the Civil Rights Institute, the Vulcan Statue and Museum and ate classic southern cuisine including grits, bbq, and at a classic diner, she had a pancake the size of a hub cap. She also enjoyed my biscuits and gravy. We of course, spent time with Dan and the family and it was a blast, even dining out at a Japanese Steakhouse and Rosa loved the showmanship and the food was good too. We unfortunately, did not take a family picture, so we will have to return.
We left yesterday for the last leg of our journey and are now in San Francisco. We flew via Houston, so was able to get to the Hard Rock at the airport. Not up to the standards I expect and a minimal menu, but I can check it off as flying through Houston is the only way to get there even though I drove through Houston last August.
Ready for the California experience through her eyes!!! Stay tuned!!!
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