Planes, Metro, and Automobiles

Visiting Ford's Theater requires a ticket with a timed entry.  As a Sunday afternoon in January, the National Park Service site wasn't crowded, so we were able to enter right away.  We proceeded to the basement of the theater, where there are exhibits about the presidency of Abraham Lincoln, the public views on slavery at that time, the Civil War, and the events that led to his assassination.

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Snow in Chicago, Rain in DC

I worked Friday and woke up Saturday to the mild winter of the south a monsoon.  The forecast read 100% rain...all...day.  But I was in DC and I was going to see it, even if I was drenched!! By 8 am, we had packed a lunch and were off.  The name of the game wasn't to see everything, but to spend time in the things we really WANTED to see.  Our itinerary looked a bit like this:

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The Next Six Weeks

Peculiar things, these opportunities.  Sometimes they fall out of the sky and slap you in the face, begging you to notice them.  On the other side of the spectrum, they ask you get off your lazy butt and create them from scratch. I'll be traveling quite a bit over the next six weeks, so I thought I'd fill you in on how each of these opportunities came to fruition.  They each fell in very different places along that spectrum.

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