The Silver line Metro – in one years time –
The new last stop will be 4 miles from our house
but until then – we must drive to Reston Va.
With no traffic – a twenty minute drive.
Before that – it was Falls Church being the closest stop.
This day our objective were to arrive in Foggy Bottom
In the midst of Geaorgetown University
Then walk down the hill to the Lincoln Memorial
It turned into a beautiful day –
Cloud cover – slight breeze – not too hot – a pleasant walk.
In the twenty years we have lived here
we have made that walk a dozen times or more
The first time was with our daughter Tammy
We had come down to Va. from N.Y.S.
For the job interview for Sherry and myself
as we were transferring with in the company.
We wanted to move South and I had had it with my job
While walking this very same route
We were in the midst of thousands of motorcycles
Every square inch of green space were parked bikes of all kinds.
As we got closer we could hear THE ROAR !
We had by chance encountered our very first
” ROLLING THUNDER”
250,000 Motorcycles –
coming across the 14 th. street bridge
and right down Constitution Avenue !
With the Lincoln Memorial right there !
Let Freedom Ring – Ride – ROAR !
That crossed my mind as we made our way to the steps
We have been doing this for twenty years –
we are blessed !
This was a first for Paul and Jo
never had they been here
Jo had fallen six months ago ( playing basketball with Paul )
and had broken her hip
Paul has been having problems with his disks in his back
from all those years of long distance running
They were suppose to visit last April
when all this happened
So we were not sure just how much or far they could walk
BUT THEY DID IT !
Thank you for reading Papa’s World
Our adventure continues
onto the ” WALL ” where we all have classmates names.
Welcome to Papa’s World
where friends meet family
Next on Papa’s World
The Vietnam Memorial
” THE WALL “