Saturday, February 6, 2010

Quite an Adventure



 I have been in Washington, DC for the last few days and it looks like, because of a lovely snowstorm, I will be here for a couple more!  We have met some of the most amazing people and have made new friends that I hope some day that I will be able to visit in their home countries!

I thought I'd show a few pictures from our time here (but not a lot of faces because I'm not sure that everyone wants to be on the internet).  We spent our first day hanging out with quite a group...three Americans, a Canadian, three Jordanians and one Brit.  We rode the Metro, went to the Holocaust museum and had a great time getting to know each other.




Boys will be boys...no matter what country they come from!1


The next few days were very full of events, meetings, and meals.  We had the privilege of being part of the National Prayer Breakfast where people all over this country and from around the world come to gather for the sake of peace and prayer in the name of Jesus of Nazareth.  

Last night, after all the festivities (and in the middle of the a HUGE snowstorm) some friends gathered at a local Moroccan restaurant for dinner.  Well, let me say that it started off as a dinner and ended in a wonderful party!!  I wish I could include the pictures of dancing and singing that took place in the restaurant last night.  We had so much fun!!  But what I can tell you is that if you are ever in DC, go to Bistro Bistro!


It had started snowing earlier on that morning and continued on through the night.  As we left the dinner, my husband and I wanted to get a couple of pictures.  (And I have a confession....I am learning NOT to take all my photo gear with me and use my point-and-shoot.  This is a difficult task for me, because I LOVE my camera...but sometimes it is just nice to have something little.)



After learning that our flight was canceled because the airport was closed, this morning we ventured out to find some fun.  (We heard there was going to be a gathering in DuPont Circle for a HUGE snowball fight!)  And these pictures were actually taken with the camera of a lady from Argentina.  We were in the lobby of the hotel, ready to brave the cold and storm, and she came up and asked if I would take pictures of the events with her camera...she wanted to show her grandchildren!!  (Boy, talk about LOTS of point-and-shoot practice!)


On our way, we came across a tree that had fallen on  a car...bummer!


Some new friends...

At the snowball fight people were trying to climb the frozen fountain.  But once someone started to climb, a huge mass of snowballs would be thrown right at them!!




Most people walked, nobody drove and a few came with snowshoes...



Hope to be home soon...and hope you have a great day!!

1 comment:

emma thompson said...

HI!!! How do you post your pictures so BIG? I can't seem to do that...

emma

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