We stay at the historic Mayflower Hotel. I love it!
We had most of Friday free so we did some sightseeing. Butch had gone out early to do a little geo-caching. I met him at the Lincoln Memorial.
We had to memorize the Gettysburg Address in the 7th grade. Rather than making us memorize it, I wish our teacher would have taken it apart and really explained to us what it meant. What was the point of memorizing something if you didn't really understand it anyway?
We can't remember why we didn't do this the first time we were here. It was amazing!
WWII and the Civil War are my favorites. I love everything about those time periods.
The leaves were starting to turn. Butch got this great shot.
We or I should say "I" had one little snafu. I realized on Saturday afternoon that somehow or other (totally my fault), my dress for the white tie dinner got left at home. I just told our friends what had happened. It wasn't all bad. I stayed in the room, ordered room service and had the best cheeseburger--while watching the World Series. I don't ordinarily follow baseball unless the Cardinals get to the playoffs. My sister, Janice and I have been betting on the series in recent years. I took the Cubs and she took the Indians. We have fun with it.
I actually had a good time all by myself!! Honestly, we've been to so many of these types of dinners--average food and boring speeches. Maybe I'll forget my dress next year!