We intended on this trip to Washington D.C. to see the American Art Museum, however never made it there. Our visit Monday to the Supreme Court building took up our afternoon. It was a very worthwhile visit, even though by the time we got there the court was not in session. Instead we sat in the courtroom and listened to a lecture about the workings of the court which was interesting. There were also exhibits to see and and a film which featured interviews of the justices. Tuesday was a sunny day, there was no way we were going to spend it in a museum, the National Zoo was our best bet.
Our warm day spilled into the evening hours so we decided to take in the Valor Concert in honor of Veterans Day at the National Mall. I had always wanted to take in a happening there- granted this concert was not like the president's inauguration, but I am glad we went. I think John and I were only a few of the older citizens there, as the music was more for the younger crowd. Our son Dan thinks it was funny that he took his parents to hear Metallica, and Bruce Springsteen. There were many more band and singers which we enjoyed, however. What was more nuts to me was the fact that for security reasons chairs could not be brought in and for us to stand any length of time, after walking around the zoo all day, was a bit of torture for our feet. That probably is the real reason older people were not in attendance. Well, they would not have appreciated the marijuana in the air either! The concert was three hours long, we left after a couple of hours.