Courtney had a business trip to Washington DC at the very end of September.
She convinced Joe to fly out to meet her there and to spend the next several days
touring our nation's capital.
So, this post is being turned over to my beloved to tell about this great trip!!!
Thanks to my lovely wife, Anne, for this blogging opportunity with my first-born Courtney. Since we both have worked in the defense industry, where patriotic spirit is high and history is revered, this trip was a natural.
We began with a tour of the White House, home of the sitting President. If you look closely,you can see the snipers on the roof; security was everywhere!
After a lengthy security check we were admitted to the first floor interior.
After a long walk with many sights we arrived at the Washington Memorial and the Reflecting Pool,
followed by the Lincoln Memorial. There are so many Scripture references on these memorials that we'd have to sand blast every monument to remove all the evidence that this was formed as a Christian nation!
Sunday morning we attended worship services at the National Cathedral. I found it to be a balm to my soul after worshiping the risen Christ in such majesty.!
Communion Service with my Courtney!
Later Sunday we visited the Smithsonian buildings looking for the Tomahawk Cruise missile our team built! We found a display board write up, but the missile had been removed for for use elsewhere. So we captured this display of a high-speed test plane from Northrup instead.
Next up was a solemn visit to Arlington National Cemetery. It reminds me of Christ's words, "Greater love has no man than this, that he lay down his life for a brother". May God bless America and those service members who gave the last full measure for our Liberty
Courtney and I stopped for a Starbucks and reflected! What an experience and fond memories.
Isn't she a beautiful woman!!! If I were 30 years younger and looking for a great wife, I'd be calling her father for permission ....
Next we were off to the Jefferson Memorial. The wall behind him is scripture chiseled into stone reflecting this famous leader's deeply held Christian faith.
We took the Metro underground train back to our hotel. It is quite the experience and an engineering marvel to travel this way. It seems there are more people underground during day light hours than above ground!
Care to go for a ride and live the life of a mole?
On our third and final day, we went to the Capitol Building and the Supreme Court.
Looking up at the dome from inside.........
Each state gets to display one of its prominent statesman; in this case an astronaut from Colorado who was elected to Congress.
Our third branch of government is the Supreme Court whose job is to determine constitutionality of new laws (contrary to AOT's incorrect knowledge)...
And here is a statue of the first Chief Justice Marshall...
My dear Daughter Courtney made this trip possible by planning everything in advance. All I had to do was show up with my checkbook. What a treat to see our nation's capital with my first-born. Thank you Daughter for a job well done!
In closing this great historical trip, I concur with Benjamin Franklin who said, "The longer I live the more convincing proofs I see that God intervenes in the affairs of man kind..."
Joseph L Krause, Jr., PE