Thinking about what I have to be thankful for from the position of my son's apartment in Washington D.C.
Some photos from our family Thanksgiving get-together in Washington D.C.

Family get-together report: On Saturday morning we visited Washington D.C.'s Eastern Market

We continued our family Thanksgiving celebration yesterday with Gladys, Krista, Justin and I venturing outPb240025 into a couple of different Capitol Hill neighborhoods. Our walk took us through eye-catching residential areas mixed in with federal buildings.  Here's some highlights:

  • We went through Eastern Market which apparently has a ton of history behind it and serves as a source of fresh vegetables, meat and fish sold from stalls in the street and a makeshift building.  The temporary building replaces a historic building which had a debilitating fire earlier this year.
  • We walked through a residential street of row houses where John Philip Sousa used to practice his marches by going up and down the sidewalk.
  • Last night, we visited the Kennedy Center where a visiting musical group was presenting a performance.  The building is building is beautiful and impressive as an icon as a national beacon for the arts.
  • Before heading for the subway, we stopped at a Starbucks in the George Washington University area where we had some great conversation with a new addition to the Thanksgiving celebration.  More about him later.