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Monday, April 4, 2011

Liberty And Justice For All

Our final days in Washington were spent touring the United States Capitol, the Supreme Court, the Pentagon, and other sights. We had guided tours at all locations except the Supreme Court, where we were treated to a lecture in the courtroom! We were limited to where we could take pictures, but I managed to snap a few along the way! The United States Capitol I just love this picture!What was so unique about our Capitol tour, was that each of us wore a headset that allowed us to hear every word our guide was saying. The United States Pentagon is a city in and of itself. If you can name it, you'd probably be able to find it in the Pentagon. They have candy stores, hair stylists, markets, a gym, restaurants, and much more. Our guide said, the only thing missing was child care and a bed. Otherwise, he'd never leave! The 9-11 Memorial was very emotional. Standing in the exact location where the terrorists crashed a plane into the building, looking down the long hallway that was destroyed by the impact, and reading the names of those who were lost in the tragedy was sobering. It was sad. The United States Supreme CourtOur final night in D.C. was all about Nonnie! We celebrated her 71st birthday!! Carmines restaurant in New York City is her favorite, so we tracked one down in D.C. and enjoyed a great dinner. The servers even sang a big ole' happy birthday to Nonnie!

Nonnie is a very special part of our lives and she's loved beyond measure. This trip was something she's always wanted to do and we're thankful to have shared this experience with her.


Born and raised in Italy, she immigrated to the U.S. on June 18, 1964. On March 20, 2011 she finally visited the country's capital that welcomed her with open arms. God Bless America & God Bless Nonnie.