we spent tuesday, which was also g's 30th birthday, in downtown washington dc. this was an incredible day & an even better way to kick off g's 30th year. we knew that curtis (the relative we were staying with) had arranged for us to go on a private tour of the supreme court building and capital, but we weren't expecting to be able to sit in on a supreme court case in session. when they led us passed the winding lines and seated us in the grand courtroom, we were shocked. seeing all the justices in person was exciting and listening to the details of the case was fascinating. both buildings were gorgeous, but the capital blew us away! what an amazing, enormous building that is. there were detailed statues and artwork down every hall, and seeing some of the more secret locations was awesome. neither of us stopped smiling the entire day...g; because this was all a dream come true for him, and me; because i loved seeing him so excited. definitely a birthday to remember.
washington dc is one of the coolest, cleanest and prettiest cities i've ever been to...we loved every minute.