"He is there not only when we cry out from the burden of sin but also when we cry out for any other reason." -Bruce D. Porter

Saturday, July 21, 2012

El Derecho

Just a few photos from the storm we had a month ago which knocked out our power for three days.

Alex was up bright and early the next morning to pick up branches. The first thing he said to me after he got back from Scout Camp after the storm hit was, "boy, I've got a lot of work to do"! If you don't know Alex, he has this obsession with the yard and the green recycle trash cans. He loves to fill all five cans for the garbage man!

White House Tour

Todd and I went with Alex and Kate and a group from church to tour the White House today. Not just anyone can go. You have to make reservations through your member of Congress and hope they approve. It took around three months for our group from start to tour date. It was cool being in the White House, but not hugely exciting. You only tour one level. It took longer going through security than the tour itself. I think the tour lasted 20 minutes. It is self guided. Nevertheless, it was neat to say I have actually been inside. No pictures were allowed to be taken inside or they would confiscate your phone or camera. The other thing I noticed is that the White House really doesn't seem all that big up close. I think pictures make it look way larger. We had a nice time taking the Metro down and eating in Chinatown afterwards. The place we ate was definitely not the best Chinese, but perhaps some day we shall find a better place to eat downtown.