Monday, June 7, 2010

Virginia: Chapter Four

Tromp, tromp, tromp...on the way from the George Washington Monument to the Lincoln Memorial. Such a grand scale and more impressive the closer you get. TQT and her guides braved hordes of tourists, gnats and dusty walking to visit the next great monument.

The view from the bottom of the steps. Unbelievable!

Mr. Lincoln contemplating the masses. Such a humble man; what must he think? And what would he do in our troubled times? Female travel guide Eileen pointed out how tall he must have been when you notice how far his knees are from the edge of the chair. Do you ever wonder how different things would have been if he had not been assassinated?

And now, dear reader, a truly touristy picture: Of the eagle near the first Lincoln inaugural address. There is another on the other side. TQT and her guides felt that the brevity of this address was quite wonderful and wished that contemporary speech makers would be as brief--instead of pointing out how they cannot do anything because their predecessors have doomed any chance of success they may have had before being elected. (Just sayin'.)

Dusk is falling and the lights are coming up. Notice the beauty of Washington's buildings.

A bit later. TQT is just gob-struck at the sites. (Yes, she did try to keep her mouth shut so the flies didn't get in, but it was a tough job with so much awesomeness around her.)

TQT knows you were either hoping for an entire chapter with no TQT sighting, or you were disappointed at the thought of no TQT sighting. Trying to disappoint no one, for the former--close your eyes and hit the down arrow key several times. For the latter, look now!

(TQT wants you to know that sometimes life seems surreal. In writing this chapter and looking at the pictures, it is hard to believe that TQT was actually in DC with two wonderful people who took her under their wings to tour the city. Quilting has added greatly to TQT's life and the kindness of Eileen and Marco can never be remarked upon enough.)

With one chapter remaining to this tome, TQT will leave you with this message (found on a Daisy Sour Cream wrapper): Little acts of kindness can add up to a lifetime of happiness.

Good night, dear readers!
Sharon (the authorized biographer of TQT)


  1. I really enjoy reading about your trip - in case there was any doubt in your mind. Thank you!


  2. 我從來不認為不同意我的看法就是冒犯 ..................................................


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