Yesterday we woke up to rain drops again. (this time on my face since the tent leaked again). We stayed in the tent until the rain let up a little and went to pay our respects to those who served our country and their families. We arrived at Arlington National Cemetery with a light drizzle. We walked around paying our respects to all the grave sights that we passed. We also made stops at JFK's and Taft's sight. I stopped to read the little pamphlet that received when we arrived and found out that they average 23 funeral services a day at the cemetery. I was thinking that was a lot and did not want to believe that number. However, while we were there for 2 1/2 hours, we heard 4 different times where the 21 gun salute was given to the solder.
We paid or respects to the tomb of the unknown soldiers, both the common one that everybody knows about and the one for the Civil War.
After paying our respects, we walked to the Pentagon. It started to pour during that time, so we got soaked, but Micah stayed dry in his little rain coat. We got on the Metro right by the Pentagon. We only have distant pictures of the Pentagon since they do not allow photographs around the building for security.
While walking to to Pentagon we stopped under an overpass to check the weather. The rain was not scheduled to stop until Saturday afternoon, so we decided to pack up camp and start heading home. We decided to stop by TJ's Great Aunt's house since we were going to be in the area and since she has been begging us to come and visit her. Unfortunately we got stuck in a few traffic jams and was not going to arrive until 4 in the morning. We called her up and told her that we would just come in the morning. She really enjoyed our visit today and her son took us all on a pontoon boat ride. Micah went swimming in the lake afterwards. We decided not to spend the night at her house and just head home tonight. We both really want to sleep in our own bed.
We had a great vacation and I hope everybody enjoyed reading about our trip. We will be glad to show more pictures, just let us know if you want to see them all.