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Our Trip to Washington. Calamity on Constitution Avenue. To celebrate the coming of Spring, we decided to meet at Kelly and Dave’s and see Washington D.C. as a family. Upon our safe arrival, Jasper greeted us with her usual unbridled enthusiasm.

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Our trip to washington

Our Trip to Washington

Calamity on Constitution Avenue


Our trip to washington

To celebrate

the coming of Spring,

we decided

to meet at Kelly and Dave’s

and see Washington D.C.

as a family.


Our trip to washington

Upon our safe arrival,

Jasper greeted us

with her usual

unbridled enthusiasm


Our trip to washington

The next day, following a hearty (albeit challenging)

lunch, we set off for our family adventure…


Our trip to washington

Our first stop was to the new

World War II monument.

There’s Dad

pausing,

in a moment

of reflection…

wondering

where he might find

himself a beer.


Our trip to washington

After finding said beer,

Dad coaxed us into

this off-center shot

with the

Washington Monument*

in the background.

*Notice the marble is two different colors?

Watch the History Channel, to learn why!

Hint: It’s not due to weathering…


Our trip to washington

But following our afternoon of fun…

…we found Kelly’s car had a flat tire--


Our trip to washington

YIKES!


Our trip to washington

And you know Mom…

Everything’s funny to her!

So Kelly and I took charge

of the situation…


Our trip to washington

Grabbing the cell phone, we began our search for a lug wrench.

Kelly also called for backup in the event our mission failed…


Our trip to washington

Lucky for us, Dave was at work just blocks away –

he rushed to our rescue armed with the missing

lug wrench!


Our trip to washington

But, alas,

it was not the right size…

…so I took

a break

from the game

to give him

a hand.


Our trip to washington

Thankfully, the Triple-A Man arrived, but the clock was still ticking…

…if it wasn’t fixed by 4, we’d be towed*!

*All parked cars – broken down or not – must be cleared by 4 in order to accommodate rush-hour traffic… What silly Republican made that law???


Our trip to washington

Oh, no! The cops!


Our trip to washington

It’s just 4:01 and he’s already writing tickets!

This is when I offered to chain myself to the bumper, but there was no need for civil disobedience: our tire was fixed!


Our trip to washington

“Thanks, Triple-A Man*!”

*Course, we’re not sure who he was-- the guy had no ID and drove an unmarked van...

But the $20 he charged to fix the tire was a heck of a lot cheaper than the $80 to tow it!


Our trip to washington

While Mom and Dad distracted the cop, Kelly and Dave hurriedly stashed the unused jack and golf clubs…


Our trip to washington

And just in time, too!

Finally…we were able to return home –


Our trip to washington

– much to Jasper’s obvious relief!


Our trip to washington

Where’s everyone wanna go next year???

XOXO,

Laurie

April 2005


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