Wednesday, July 16, 2008
This week, California friend Vicki joined me in Washington DC. This is her first trip here, so we have been up to delightfully touristy things.
Yesterday we walked the Mall and perused the monuments and memorials, starting at the Washington Monument. The whole idea of the obelisk was swiped from the French, who swiped it from the Egyptians. It was supposed to point the way to the Sun God. Of course, these days, the anatomical reference is more prevalent (and no, I won't get more detailed there because I'd like to not have my blog banned!). But who can beat the comment from Vicki's ever pun-ready husband Jym - "Tell Sam the Washington Monument doesn't really look like him." Roger that, Jym - unless he was pointy headed!