Monday, April 26, 2010

Capitol Hill

Trent and I went to DC last Wednesday.  Trent received the award for State Assistant Principal of the Year, along with other recipients from the 50 states.  I'm so proud of him.  Here is with his medal in front  of the Capitol with friend and Congressman Adrian Smith...

With his kindness, we were fortunate to tour the Capitol in a not so average way...

Here we are on the balcony of the Capitol, overlooking the Mall.  We went to other sites but this was our favorite day.   

We also were able to visit with a friend of mine, Miss Erin.  I love this girl...she brilliant, kind and hasn't changed a bit.  I love friendships that you can just pick up where you left off.  Friendships like this are meant to be treasured.

Here's the Lincoln Memorial, I love this site.

Notice his hands?  One is forming the letter A and the other an L...Trent said the sculptor was hearing impaired and this was intentional.  What are your thoughts?

Here's the first stop we made in DC...funny.

What are these bushes called and would they grow in Nebraska?  They are just gorgeous...I found them at Mt. Vernon but saw them everywhere.

I want to live here; the gardener's house at Mt. Vernon.

This is Mt. Vernon:

 I wouldn't mind living there either, but the gardener's house would be just fine!

We ate lunch at the Mt. Vernon Inn and had a mug of peanut and chestnut soup...delicious!

We can't wait to go back. 


  1. Great pictures! Glad you had a wonderful trip!

  2. looks like fun,
    sissy. where did
    you find a nixon
    : )

  3. Wow! looks like you guys had a really nice trip. I LOVE visiting DC! And what an honor for Trent. Good job, Trent!!

    By the way, that is the Chinese Fringe Flower in "blush". I WISH it survived in our zone, but it doesn't. It would be perfect, though, because it's an evergreen.

  4. Erin, thanks for letting me know and are you SURE it won't grow? Bummer!

  5. karla,

    congrats to trent!!! and what a nice trip for the two of you!!!


  6. beautiful your M.O. dress!! Wasnt sure if I should spell the complete name in Republican country! ha!
    Trent is AWESOME!
    :) Mandy

  7. What a great trip! I love to visit DC, and yours did indeed seem "not average".

    Congrats to Trent! I'm so happy to get to see you in Omaha this November!!

    xo Debbie