While our country starts a new year and a scary new chapter with a person in charge who we wouldn't trust to back out of the driveway, we are pressing on with our normal foray of searching out fun activities wherever we can find them, but never forgetting that we are Americans and we deserve a country that treats all individuals the same:
|Saturday, January 21, 2017 - We drove a little south this morning to get on the DC Metro and rode it in with tons of other folks to The National Mall to join the Women's March on Washington.|
|What was expected to be a turnout of 250,000 swelled to well over a half-millon people and what was supposed to be a march turned into basically an all-day occupation of a large chunk of our capital. It was crowded, cold and a bit nerve-wracking but such an honor to have been part of this historic day. - the largest protest in U.S. history. All day through the thick crowd we never heard a harsh word or sharp tone in anyone's voice as people squeezed by you or you squeezed by other people. It truly was a memorable and moving experience. (photo courtesy of a screen grab of a video posted by TWITTER.COM|BY SWAH-REY). This is Independence Avenue looking east toward The Capitol with the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum on the left. We were about half-way down the length of the museum.|
|We did it!! Tired and hungry, our group of ten somehow stayed together for the entire day. The rain held off and the temps were cold, but manageable. Thanks to Dianna for this great pic of us with Starling and John back on The Mall after "escaping" the crowds still packing Independence Avenue. We crowded back on to the Metro and headed north for some dinner all together and then an early turn in for all of our tired bodies. We the people...we the people!!|
|The rain held off most of the day allowing us a nice stroll around Baltimore's Inner Harbor.|
Thursday, February 26, 2017 - We continued support of strong women and equality for all with a viewing of Best Picture nominee, Hidden Figures, tonight. We really loved it and it is our early front-runner pick for Best Picture. Beforehand we had a really tasty meal at our local Fulin's Asian Cuisine in Mt. Juliet.