Today, we are going to two places on the National Mall. Mrs. AOW is crazy about museums!
On Friday, my friend Steve is taking me to the local VFW again. He does this once a month for the pool tournament. I can't play pool now, of course, but I get to be with the guys in the bar. Good times!
UPDATE FROM AOW (MR. AOW IS EXHAUSTED!):
We did have a GREAT time!
The only fly in the ointment: the brutal heat outside while we were waiting for the paratransit van. For our return home, we had to wait outside for over 30 minutes in 100+ temperatures!
Mr. AOW found some relief by flagging down an ice-cream truck; I, of course, cannot yet have ice cream because of this diet, with which I am almost done now. I haven't been this small size since 1999!
We were both dehydrated (Mr. AOW has to be careful of too much water consumption because of bathrooming issues) and dead on our feet by the time we got back home @ 4:45 P.M. We rehydrated, then ate a small meal. Off to bed before 8:00 P.M.
Best things we saw at Air & Space:
1. The Spirit of St. Louis
2. Some of the space-travel capsules, etc.
3. WW2 aviation. Mr. AOW's father flew bombing missions in WW2 (Pacific)
4. The Tomahawk missile
Best things we saw at the Hirshhorn:
1. One Picasso
2. The rooster sculpture
3. The Calder room
4. Black Box (baseball pitcher)
We spent most of our time at Air & Space.
The security guards at the Hirshhorn were bitches!
Mr. AOW bought an NCIS t-shirt for himself and a sun visor for me.
No museum trips next week because of doctors' appointments -- mine and Mr. AOW's. These museum trips wouldn't be possible if we hadn't bought a scooter for Mr. AOW; we did so before Medicare even kicked in as we got a good deal from a friend of ours whose father had suddenly passed without getting much use out of his little scooter.