Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Virginia: Chapter Three

After reliving the Washington Monument escapade, TQT had to recline on her chaise, inhale chocolate and generally take a breather. But now...SHE'S BACK!

After averting disaster, TQT bravely climbed on a rather rounded top bench to pose with the next monument. Isn't it amazing that she looks so calm and collected after the narrow brush with her own mortality. What a trooper! And all while wearing a skirt! Let those super heroes try that!
TQT is definitely a tourist--you can tell because she took one look at the Lincoln Memorial and asked how come there were so many people and what was going on! (TQT thought the entire population of her tiny town was there!)

See the plane in the background of the above picture? That was the President on Air Force One leaving before being told of the averted disaster at the Washington Monument. TQT is still awaiting the Presidential Award mentioned by several readers.

After gracefully (yeah, right) leaping to the ground from the bench, TQT and her incredibly patient guides started walking to the Lincoln Memorial. Part of the reflecting pool has been taken out, to be replaced by a fountain with pillars surrounding it. In one of the "gateways" is this incredible sculpture of birds carrying a nest. It is absolutely huge and so detailed.

Here's part of the pillars--each has a state name engraved on it. In the foreground you can see a small waterfall-like structure.

And, from a slightly different angle, there is the base of the Washington Monument, safe and unblemished thanks to our heroine, TQT. What a selfless woman she is. (And modest!) You can also see the lights starting up at the base of the monument.

When TQT returns, it is a trip to the Lincoln Memorial. Here's something to think about til then: Lincoln gets to sit down for all eternity. Jefferson has to stand. Just sayin'!

Stay tuned for the continuing adventures of TQT--you won't want to miss the next installment. Same TQT station, same TQT time. (Okay, the time may be different....)

Respectfully submitted,
Sharon (TQT's authorized biographer!)

3 comments:

  1. Oh, TQT! My hero (or should I say "heroine"). :) I shall be awaiting her further adventures with great anticipation. Hugs, Jay P.S. - That Presidential recognition must be coming soon. That's Washington bureaucracy for you! The important things get bogged down in paperwork and / or committees.

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  2. 愛情是一種發明,需要不斷改良。只是,這種發明和其他發明不一樣,它沒有專利權,隨時會被人搶走。..................................................

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