We continued our family Thanksgiving celebration yesterday with Gladys, Krista, Justin and I venturing out 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.