Here is an early morning picture outside the East entrance to the Capitol. The sun was shinning in the boys faces so it was tough to get a good shot.
I appreciate all the thanks from our community, but fundraising and coordinating a trip like this can't easily be done by one person. Tom Fontaine & Todd Langlois were instrumental in the coordination and logistics. The parents of the children attending worked tirelessly fundraising. More importantly the Fairfax community believed in us and supported our efforts to provide this once in a lifetime opportunity for these scouts.
I have the highest degree of faith in these boys, and know that this opportunity will help mold them into fine adults.
Here is a picture of the west wall of the Capitol. During the summer the military bands perform here at 8:00 each night.
After our stop here we visited the Botanical Gardens for a brief stop. Next we stopped at the American Indian Museum, this is new since I lived in DC during 1991. Lots of great exhibits my kids really enjoyed it. The Native Indian foods in the cafeteria were outstanding.
The Hirshhorn Museum of Modern Art was our next stop. A wonderful place to explore the diverse forms of art.
Tomorrow we will take a tour of the White House, stay posted for updates of the adventure.
The American Indian Museum
The Big Man Sculpture at The Hirshhorn Museum of Modern Art