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Highlights of My First 2 Weeks

My first two weeks in D.C. have been one new experience after another. A mix of the incredible, the frightening, the awe-inspiring, the blissful. Here are some of the highlights, in order of occurrence.

  • Eating Chick-fil-a: D.C. is not such a heathen place after all! Whenever Heritage hosts an event around lunch time, they always provide food. Amazing gourmet food as well as Chick-fil-a. The food Heritage serves is just another example of their excellence.
  • Visiting the National Archives and the National Gallery of Art: In my last post I described my reactions to the Archives. The art gallery was beautiful. I wish I had as much artistic talent as those painters have in their thumbs–God has truly blessed them. I wanted to jump into some of the landscapes like Lucy and Edmund do in Voyage of the Dawn Treader.
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Quote of the Week #9

“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”  ~ The Constitution of the United States

I know how Jeff Smith and Ben Gates feel.

When I went to the National Archives last week, I had one goal: to see the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. I wasn’t prepared for the experience. Gazing at the signatures of James Madison, Roger Sherman, George Washington and the other Founding Fathers that I had read about all my life. Realizing what they did. I seriously started “fangirling” inside–inside because you can’t start screaming and going crazy with a guard standing right there. I never want that feeling of awe to go away.