Papa’s World – Union Station-Peaceful protests – White House

We ended our day in Congress – where we had to be searched –

pockets emptied – no phone for pictures

The whole Congress was rude.

We settled in for about 45 minutes – and there was to be a vote –

But – NO ONE on the floor paid any attention –

they were divided on the right side and the left side –

The entire congress did nothing but talk –

So loud we – in the balcony – could not hear what they were saying

on the loud speakers!

The Capital
where nothing gets done
and no one listens

I was disgusted at the whole thing and how they all acted.

All we could do was watch the electronic board to see the total of the votes.

Paul Jo Sherry
walking to Union Station
Sherry Jo Paul
waiting to cross the street
to Union Station
Paul Jo Sherry
inside Union Station

We toured Union Station and had lunch – then boarded the Metro there

and got off at the Smithstonian in the Mall.

Paul on the Mall
Jo Paul and Sherry
on the Mall
The Capital
view from the Mall
Paul Jo Sherry
on our way
to the White House

We left the Mall behind and walked to the front of the White House

We had covered a lot that day

and decided to see the front and the back

But on our way we came across a very peaceful protest

in front of the EPA building

They were not yelling – they were respectful when we talked to them

Protesters
outside the EPA
Headquarters

Now – I can not understand why anyone would be against clean air

Withe clean air comes better gas mileage

The back of the White House
More peaceful protest
This one has been there
for the entire time we have
been in NVA

The one who was here first passed away several years ago

they have kept it here as each election

brings new Government

as a way to keep the power in the people

and a eye on what is going on.

Both Democrats and Republicans have seen this protest.

Walking the blocks long way around the White House
Paul Sherry Jo
At the front of the White House
When we first came here 20 years ago
you could get a lot closer
Sherry and Jo
Sherry and Jo
We continued walking
back to the Metro
Our own Peaceful
non violent protest

We had walked almost all DC with Jo and Paul

We covered everything plus on their list !

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One last bench to rest
Tom Paul Jo
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GOOD MORNING

As we continued on the tour

I noticed the plaques over doors leading into historic rooms

The old Supreme Court room used from 1810 to 1860 – 50 years !

Historic room
Historic room

I could not help but wonder-

” IF THESE WALLS COULD TALK ” !

Historic room

Everything was just decorated in elegance.

Sherry with our tour guide Henry

We went into and out of so many rooms I lost track of just what they were !

Historic room
The many historic events
that would of happened here !
The room under the Rotunda
where George Washington was to be interred
and his wishes were to be interred
on his own property
at Mount Vernon
Henry – Jo- Sherry and Paul
under the Rotunda

The artwork and floors were just beautiful –

The walls and statues and the deco work on the walls

It is hard to explain – you just have to see it for yourself !

The speaker of the Senate
Mitch McConnell
office
Not much goes on here !

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A big thank you
to Paul and Jo
for making the arrangements
through their congress woman
so we could do the tour
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Papa’s World – tour continues Halls of Congress – the Capital

Set up for interviews
The floor of the Rotunda
below
Reporter or newscaster

We walked in wonder – I was amazed at seeing History !

I have loved History all my life –

this day I felt I walked among it !

The ceiling of the Rotunda
Looking up
the wall
and all the reliefs
The Rotunda
where Presidents
have been viewed

The statues – the floor – the walls and the ceiling

spoke centuries of thought to me.

Each state has a statue
or more !

There are so many statues – that we were told –

They had to move them to another room

as the weight was causing structural damage to the floor.

That room had been closed off for interior work being done!

The original statue
that was to be placed on the dome
was too heavy
so they made a lighter one
that now stands and faces
the executive branch
watching to over see JUSTICE

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Jo and Sherry
standing in front of a statue
dedicated to the Women
of the U.S.A. who have made
dramatic changes such as
Women’s rights to vote
This statue is left undone
to signify there is more to be done
and one day
A WOMEN SHALL BE ELECTED PRESIDENT !
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WHAT IF ?
Good Morning

We had our tour guide named Henry –

And Henry was from Australia !!! MATE !

Henry – another lady – Jo – Sherry and Paul

Henry’s mother is from Tucson Az. and his father from down under !

His accent was pure Australian !

The long tunnel
to the Capital
Jo Paul Sherry and Henry
Security
The tunnel lined
by paintings by students
from each state of the Union
Continuing the walk
through the long
tunnel and complex
Almost there
Our destination
at the top
Arrival
at the visitor center
of the U.S. Capital
In the visitor center
A view to the Rotunda

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you will see the historic inside of the Capital building.

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Papa’s World – On the way – we took in DC.

GOOD MORNING

This day we were on our way for a appointment at 10:30 AM.

To tour the Capital building and see a session of Congress !

However – little did we know – that we would get caught in TRAFFIC !

What should of been a 30 minute drive with traffic to the Metro

turned into one and one half hours !

Only to find all parking garages were full as were the next two stations!

We then made our way thru more traffic nightmare

To the Tyson’s Corner Mall where we parked and took the Metro.

We had to call and see if we could reschedule the appointment –

And the moved it to 12:30 PM.

Jo Paul Sherry
coffee tea and rest after a three hour trip
by car and rail
which normally takes
45 minutes !

We stopped on our walk to the Capital to rest up and have a beverage !

Jo and Sherry
after a beverage
we were on our way
to the capital
taking in the sights!

Passing many historical buildings and and reading the quotations –

Jo Paul Sherry
our 12:30 appointment
1/2 hour away
Paul Jo Sherry
our final rest before
before we find the
entrance to the congressional
building where our
appointment is !

Just around the corner from the capital !

JO and Paul
Paul
In the halls of congress
Jo Paul and Sherry
Signing in on the register
to go inside the congress woman’s
office – to begin our Capital Tour
THIS WAS A FIRST
FOR US !

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Congress woman Kilpatrick’s Office
Jo & Paul’s
state Of AZ.

Thank you Paul for making the arrangements for our visit.

Something Sherry and I have thought about –

but never did in all our years in NVA !

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Papa’s World – a bright day in another GRAY DAY !

GOOD MORNING

I write this post in a reflection of a past experience I had with my neighbor !

THE INTERSECTION
and his house

It was 2014 or 2015 –

Summer – I was sitting on our front porch –

Which I do all the time – listening to Sports Talk on my radio.

A car came from my right into this intersection –

At first I thought he was just doing a U turn swinging to the right –

and back to the left!

I was sitting to the left by the door

Then he came to a stop and rolled his window down –

STRANGE !

His car door and window was facing the house on the corner !

I thought he was looking at the rain gauge on my neighbors house !

Then – he lifted a camera out the window and took pictures !

This all happened within seconds !

And caught me completely by surprise !

WHAT IS GOING ON ?

Then he completed his turn and sped off !

I had no idea what just happened –

But I sure as hell was going to tell my neighbor when he got home !

You see –

my neighbor worked for the GOVERNMENT –

Actually – as I had learned before –

” THE FBI ” !

In this cyber World

When he got home and came back outside-

I walked over –

greeted him and shook his hand –

We had become a couple guys who stood by the street and talked.

Sports – lawn care – his wife was good friends with Sherry.

I told him what I had seen !

His first response –

” DID YOU GET THE LICENSE PLATE NUMBER ” ?

At that moment – this would of been genius

You know – I did not even think of that –

it all happened so fast !

That is when he did two things –

One – he gave me his business card –

His name ——– and his credentials

DIRECTOR OF WORLDWIDE COUNTER TERRORISM – THE FBI !

( To this day I still have this card )

And then he told me another two things –

He had been testifying before either the Senate or Congress

Belief in our Country
and the FBI

About the Chinese hacking our security systems

( CYBER SECURITY )

and two weeks prior –

His wife had noticed a black SUV parked across the street –

She had taken down the license plant number

and called his private number

( He told me to call that number )

He ran the plate numbers –

and they came back as they did not exist !

The book I just finished reading
CYBER SECURITY and the capture of Robert Hanssen

Which is why I am writing this blog in light of last weeks testimony

On the Mueller report.

This book tells the true story of just how the FBI captured

the longest running

” MOLE”

in FBI or this entire Country’s history !

And it all took place right around where we live –

They captured him in 2001

after his 22 YEARS of giving away our secrets !

( he did damage to this day that still affects our Country )

TRUE STORY THAT CONFIRMS THE MUELLER REPORT

One of my wife’s friends was this guy Hanssen’s neighbor

and actually spoke to him as he was walking his dog

the day they caught him !

If you read this book – read it to the end

The information is all there for you to make a decision

on what to believe or not believe in the Mueller report

and what is FAKE NEWS vs. REAL NEWS !

The view of my house from my neighbor’s house

My neighbor has since retired

( before the firing of the Director )

and moved away –

My wife is still in contact and last year

They inquired if we were going to be home as they would be in the area.

Unfortunately we were away.

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