Well, I’m back home with my parents in good ol’ Coeur d’Alene, Idaho now, where it is a balmy 58 degrees. I still have several DC posts to make – four more church reviews and some reflections on the Holocaust museum – but they will all be retrospectives. I enjoyed my five months in DC and may well spend a year or two there after college is done, but the truth is, I am happy to leave it behind for now and return to Idaho and New Hampshire. Something I have learned over the past few years is that I am NOT a city boy. I didn’t exactly grow up in the sticks, but Democrat or not, I’m a lot more at home with camping tents and Duckin’ Donuts coffee than I am with skylines and lattes. I like my buildings between trees, not my trees between buildings.
Looking back at the past few months, I’ve put together several brief lists – things I will miss, things I WON’T miss, and things I wish had gotten around to doing. I’ll post the things I will miss list first just to stay positive and upbeat, rather than accentuating the negative and dwelling on my hatred of cities. Here also are some pictures I took of the Jefferson Memorial on Friday night. The colors are in no way enhanced - it was stunning, like looking at a graphic novel in real life. It was one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen. Also, some random shots from Capitol Hill's First Street NE at the bottom.
Things I will miss (in rough order)
Things I will NOT miss (in no particular order)
Things I wish I had done, but guess I can save for next time
Here also is a picture I took Thursday on Capitol Hill. On the right is the Supreme Court; on the left, across Maryland Avenue from the Court, is the United Methodist Building, in which my office was located. Beyond that are the Senate office buildings, some parks and parking lots, Columbus Circle, and Union Station. Next to the Court on the other side is the Library of Congress, and across the street from the LOC and the Court, the United States Capitol.
This last photo is of the House of Representatives and the Washington Monument. And yes, the title of this post is an homage to Mac Davis.