Sometimes I have some pictures left over that don’t seem to fit into any other blog. Or else, I forgot to put them in. So, I’ve decided to include them here.
First is a sign near the Metro stops that puzzled Gary and me for a while although we figured we knew what it meant. We asked a bus driver what it all meant and he blushed, laughed and then pursed his lips and made a kissing sound. Yep, it’s a lane for quick drop-offs, where the wife or husband just drops off the spouse and drives on. ‘See ya, honey.’
My second picture is of some cat paws embedded into the granite of the Capitol floors. Look, here they are - embedded. Well, the story is that the Capitol was built over a den of black cats and the den was ultimately destroyed. The legend is that the mother cat now roams the hallways looking for her little ones. And, the story gets even better: it seems that the ghost of this cat appears prior to a tragedy: President Lincoln’s assassination, the 1929 stock market crash, the death of President Kennedy, and so on. Well, I don’t know about all these myths but I do know that I saw the cat prints on the floor.
Picture 3 is of Gary meeting a kindred spirit. We were in Saint Augustine visiting one of the many historic sights and we met this fellow, all dressed in period finery but holding a very recent donut.
While we were in Arlington National Cemetery, we saw a pump handle made in - you guessed it - Iowa.
We liked this license plate. Since Washington DC really has no representation in the Congress, the citizens have adopted this license plate - repeating the one of the rallying cries of the 13 colonies.
Segway might not have revolutionized the world like it originally thought it would, but it certainly has revolutionized tour guiding. We see Segway tours all over while we tour.
We were next to a mother and her 3 young kids when we all saw this car. The mother said, ‘What’s that?’ and her older son said, ‘ That’s Shock Top Beer, Mom.’ The mother was shocked that her son could name a brand of beer, ‘How did you know that?’ Maybe from TV?
I thought about including this about a month ago and don’t think I did. But, if I did, don’t read this. We have a map on our RV to mark the states we’ve been to: ones that we have stayed in >2 nights and have had some adventure in. On the other hand, Gary likes this map, the one with the states that we haven’t traveled in. I look at the past and put the states we’ve been to on our RV map while Gary looks to the future to see where we need to go. (I’m not sure how I’m going to get the Hawaii sticker on our RV.)
We did see this license plate, though.