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VACATION PICS FROM DC
MAY 5, 2007 11:59 PM

Wow. I can’t believe it’s finally here. Our big trip to Washington, DC!
I met up with Chris, who was coming from Virgina (he secretly had a Virginia t-shirt on under his Grand Rapids t-shirt, but I made him keep the Grand Rapids one on top, cuz everyone represents their hometown when they visit DC since no one really lives there).



We were so excited, we took a picture by chris’s SUV. We didn’t hardly see any other Michigan plates while we were there so it’s a good thing we got this one in our first photo.



Since we always hear about the great subway (they call it a metro here though) in DC, we went to ride it. It was pretty confusing and suuuuper busy, but we finally got on the right subway/. We couldn’t really get any good pics in there, though cuz it was soooo dark!


We got pretty close to where we were going and got off, but we still had a ways to walk. On the way, we saw a neighborhood fair going on and we stopped to take pictures with a funny guy who was juggling. Chris thought he might be homeless so we left before he could beg for any money.



I don’t know who would want to buy a big rug with a dog on it, but I do know who would want to take a picture in front of it…THIS GUY!


Chris is into indie music and hopes to someday find a box of money, so he was super excited when he saw this hip indie music club. Hey I just realized we took pictures in front of a dog and a cat! Haha. LOL!


Later Chris and I joined a tour group and we went to see the Whitehouse.


Doesn’t Chris look like such a fat-ass in this picture? Haha, it was just the wind blowing all around. I guess politicians really do blow a lot of hot air.

I tried my hand at some camera trickery. How’d it turn out? Also I got a little tired of not having my t-shirt tucked into my jeans, so there you go.
If things look a little crazy in this picture, that’s because it started raining and we were trying to hurry up and take this picture at one of the monuments. I brought a mitten just for this picture and then the dang weather almost messed it up! Next year, I’m going to Tampa!
Then we found this statue! I t looks like someone tried to copy the statue we have downtown in Grand Rapids! I was so happy because I know where the original one is.


Chris took some acid and wouldn’t stop talking to this rabbit. He was trying to get directions, but the rabbit didn’t really speak good english so we left and tried to find a place to buy a t-shirt that said FBI or CIA or I heart DC.

One cool thing is that in DC the crosswalk signs count down how much time you have left. This is probably because so many people from other countries were walking around and they might get confused otherwise. Chris thinks they should just use the fingers instead of numbers because apparently some places don’t even have regular numbers, but everybody has fingers to count on.


Look! A slice of back home!


This is Chris’s artsy shot. We took it outside a big museum (we didn’t go in, boooo-riiiing) I think he was hoping someone would see him taking it and he would get discovered and become a rich photographer like Anne Geddes. Sorry Chris, I’m a cutie, but I’m no little green baby in a giant fake pea-pod!



Later we got a tip from a “Hoya” named Chaz that the stairs from some scene in the exorcist were in Georgetown. We went there and took pictures of us pretending to fall.

But, Chris actually fell. So now I’m just sitting here at a starbucks using their internet to send y’all an update while I wait to see if Chris stops foolin around and quits playing dead so we can go see the pentagon.

If you look at the railing at the top of the stairs, someone has etched in: "The power of Christ compels you."

jdawe | May 6, 2007 3:54 PM

This is quite the photoblog entry. You took a trip to D.C. with Cariano? Aren't you already there?

tony | May 6, 2007 10:39 PM

Yes. I'm in DC, but I tried to write this like one of those trip blogs that someone's aunt might write while on vacation.

Anthony | May 7, 2007 8:14 AM

chris' 'i belong' shirt is GIGANTOR.

george | May 7, 2007 10:15 AM

boo, you're the cutest!!! you look so cute with your little grand rapids art museum shirt that i made it my wallpaper!

Annie | May 10, 2007 11:41 AM

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