A week ago we were out walking and not far from our house we passed the embassy of Spain. We took these pictures for Crystal.
Monday when we went to teach at the Longworth Congress building we saw offices being emptied. If your congress man or woman loses the election he is out and so is his staff. So that job might not be to steady. I asked a guy that works there how congressmen pick their offices. They put all the available offices up for grabs and the guys with the most seniority get the first choice. They pick according to location of their committee assignments and the view from their windows.
We went to the National Cathdral. This is owned by the Episcopal Church. It is the sixth largest in the World and second largest in the United States.
Signers of the Declaration of Independence are listed on this plack.
We got free tickets for the rehearsal of the Messiah that will be performed this weekend. They had a ton of people there. I missed hearing the whole concert but it was really neat to hear some of the music from the Messiah. They had a orchestra and they sounded great but I missed hearing the Draper production of the Messiah and all my favorite songs. They only had part of their orchestra there also. They charge you for parking and if you go in they charge you to go in and just look at the building. The tickets gave us free entrance so we only had to pay for parking. We left early so we could get the the temple visitor center for the ceremony of the lightning of the lights. We got a special invite to attend from the public affairs office that is in the Barlow Center.
We ran into Athelial Graham who was one of Lisa's best friends.