Beginning of the End


Last week I made a Word doc titled "Brock's Worst Nightmare." It's a day-by-day calendar from now until August 6th filled with everything we still need to do in D.C.

You see, Brock--in classic California style--doesn't care much for plans. He likes to let things roll, I like to gogogo till the point of exhaustion.  I feel like we've ascribed to Brock's ideology for most of our time in D.C.--lazy nights watching "30 Rock," "Human Planet, and reading books. About a week and a half ago, I was flipping through my beloved D.C. guidebook, and realized we had done nothing. Well, okay. That's an exaggeration. BUT WE HADN'T DONE A LOT OF STUFF. So here we go. 

We began last Wednesday night with an whirlwind evening that included visits to Constitution Gardens, the Willard Hotel, and the Decatur House.

^^And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.

^^ Presidential business for Abraham Lincoln was conducted in front of this fireplace after Alan Pinkerton, a detective, heard of assassination plans on Lincoln's inauguration day.

On Thursday night, we stopped by the Old Post Office--a beautiful building with an old bell tower that offers an amazing (and free!) panoramic view of the city.

On Friday while Brock was at work, I went the Museum of American History for the third time. Brock likes to call me Kristi "Leave No Stone Unturned" Boyce, because whenever I visit a museum, I like to make sure I see everything. Some of the highlights of this go 'round...

  • Julia Child's kitchen! She was a HUGE collector of knives, pots, pans, and every kitchen gadget imaginable.
  • The desk on which Thomas Jefferson wrote The Declaration of Independence.
  • The top hat President Lincoln was wearing the night he was assassinated at Ford's Theatre.
  • Dorothy's ruby-red slippers!
  • The Fonz's leather jacket
  • Archie Bunker's chair
  • Jackie O's, Nancy Reagan's, and Michelle Obama's inauguration dresses. Sooooo pretty.


  1. i thought jackie o's inauguration dress was a huge wooden phallus right when i saw it. actually i still think it looks like that.

  2. FINALLY a picture of the hair! LOVE IT!! Also, the Museum of American History is my favorite! I made Chase go when we were engaged, and check out all the first-lady dresses, Kermit the Frog, the red slippers, the elephant from the Dumbo ride, etc. He was more interested in Apollo Ohno's skates or whatever, but he liked Julia Child's kitchen too! That and the East Wing of the National Art Gallery (the modern one by I.M. Pei) are my favorite museums there


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