Monday, April 01, 2013

Holy Week in D.C.

We spent most of Holy Week with our friend Mike touring Washington D.C.

We attended Palm Sunday Mass at the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception along with thousands of other people. Who did we spot processing in? Deacon Kevin O'Keefe, one of my favorite students! What an unexpected surprise!


One of the highlights was walking the monuments. I first did this as a seventeen-year-old high school student on a Model United Nations trip. The last time I walked the monuments, Mike was also our tour guide, Tim was four, Kolbe was six months old, and the weather was blistering hot. I much prefer the cold! (And I had to scoff at the endless tour buses shuttling teenagers from one monument to the next. If you want to appreciate this city, you gotta walk.)



 And walk . . .


And walk. But this is what you get to see . . .


And there was unexpected snow . . .


And a snow man . . .


Crabby kids . . .


And happy kids . . .


Kids hiding under a pile of jackets.


And the Dolin clan very grateful to Mike (far left), our patient and generous host and tour guide.



2 comments:

Kris said...

I lived in the area during high school and college - love all those places! Last time we went as a family, we did the Smithsonian and also took the kids to Mt. Vernon. I HIGHLY recommend Mt. Vernon the next time you go - awesome tour, brand new museum/visitors center and LOTS of room to roam around. Also a terrific working farm to demonstrate George Washington's skill and innovation in that area.

Kelly Dolin said...

Where did you go to college?