Hello Fans, Friends and Family

Friday, August 6th:  Yesterday we took a drive from Cockeysville, MD to Cherry Hill RV Park about 10 miles outside of Washington, D.C.  We got ourselves cleaned up and relaxed for most of the day.  Later on a strong storm came in.  Thunder, lightning, rain and heavy winds.  Some towns close by had trees and power lines knocked down by the winds.  We decided to take an evening bus tour of Washington, D.C.  The bus leaves from right here at the R.V. park and brings us back at the end of the tour.  By the time we get on the bus the storm has calmed down.  Because of the downed trees and power lines the traffic is very heavy and we are trying to get through the rush hour in a tour bus.  I am surprised that everyone, including cars, buses, cabs and bicycles cut in and out of traffic and hardly anyone honks at each other.  I guess everyone is used to this type of driving.  As we enter D.C.  we pass by a concrete wall with tiles resembling children playing hopscotch.  Hence, the name “Hopscotch Wall”.  It was put up by the Children’s Museum which is no longer in existence.  Got pretty close to the White House, but not all the way as they had guards and fencing all around it.  And where else in the world can you go and set up camp outside the government office, protesting their war policies?  The same country that gives you the right to choose the religion or lack of religion that you desire.  Very close to the White House is St. John’s Church.  It is called “The President’s Church” as every president has attended at least one service there.

  There are a lot of statues and monuments all through D.C.  Some of the statues I saw were of Jackson, Rochambeau, on the base of his statue was a depictment of Military Instruction.  Also visited some of the memorials including, the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument reflecting in the Reflection Pool, and the Jefferson Memorial.  I wish to apologize for some of the photos.  Because they were taken at night some of the pictures are a little dark.  All in all, it was a wonderful tour.  Today we will enjoy the RV park and get ready to ride again tomorrow.  Today is the 19th week of cycling 10,000 miles around the United States for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  This week I have cycled 389 miles, giving me a 19 week total of 6,386 cycling miles.  Remember that this ride is being done for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and donations can be made by visiting http://www.gsf.lls.llsevent.org/JACOBSONEXPRESS.  Until next time . . . Saving Lives One Mile at a Time – – – Wes & Judy   http://www.jacobsonexpress.com

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2 Responses to “Hello Fans, Friends and Family”

  1. John Dankha Says:

    Hi Wes/Judy

    One of my favorite art pieces is the veiled nun at the Corcoran Gallery of art.

    http://www.corcoran.org/collection/highlights_main_results.asp?ID=6

    Normally 3D art does not speak to me, but I remember the first time I walked by it. It took me about 10 steps to think about it, and get back to it. The whole sculpture is made of marble, yet you can see through the veil. Of course it’s a visual illusion, but it’s incredible. The intricate work on this piece is just breathtaking.

    If I had the money, this would be the one art piece I would want to own more than anything else.

    If you have the time, it’s totally worth seeing, and the entry to the museum is free (just make a few $$ donation if you want).

    talk to you later
    John Dankha

  2. Sharon and Leon Says:

    Pic’s are great thanks for shairing them.

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