Thursday, June 25, 2009

Tour Entry Two

DC was so awesome. It was great to see the three monuments we were able to squeeze in. We saw the Washington Monument, which come to find out I knew nothing about. It wasn't even half way finished when they had to stop building it because of the civil war, they finally finished it nearly 30 years later. It was the tallest man made structure until the Eiffel Tower was finished in 1889, but interestingly enough it is still the worlds tallest stone structure and worlds tallest obelisk. We saw Imo Jima which was really sobering. Seeing the list of wars and battles we have gone through as a country inscribed along the base of it. It seems crazy to think that so many lives, so much blood sweat and tears can be summed up as a dash inbetween two sets of numbers. I am so thankful for the men and women in our armed services. We finished the night off at the Lincoln Memorial, which was my favorite by far. First of all it was just beautiful piece of artwork! As a monument its beautiful. You walk in and its huge, Lincoln just has a graceful and stoic presence. To the left is the Gettysburg Address and to the right was his second commencement speech, which was beautiful. Lincoln was just so pivotal in our nations history.

The next day we drove down to Raleigh North Carolina to do a show at a Library. We were met up by Jay from Jay and Jack and his wonderful girlfriend Colleen. They treated us to dinner at this really cool restaurant called Raleigh Times Bar & Grill, which was in this old building that the old news paper was ran of. We had a really great time with them, they are cool peoples. :) We need to do a Lost Potter podcast, called when PodCasts COLLIDE! Lol :)

We are now in the car on our way down to Georgia, see you in a couple of days.


Jordan said...

I'm glad you're having a good time, Frankie!

I loved visiting D.C. during grade school and would love to go back some day. I remember being struck by the Iwo Jima memorial as well.

That's awesome that you were able to meet up with Jay, Jack and Colleen! I love their podcasts, too. I freaked when they mentioned your "Kate on the Rocks" illustration on the show. I would love a hybrid-PotterLostCast. Way cool!

Have fun on the rest of the Tour and keep us posted!

Jessica Diane said...

Welcome to Georgia! Looking forward to meeting all of you guys tonight--it'll be my first wizard rock show, excited!

maureen said...

I cant wait till you get to Tulsa!

The Red Shorts said...

I can't wait to hear read more about your trip. Saw you at the Pottercast in Seattle (technically Bellevue) WA! The only sad part was it would have been nice to sit and chat but in those situations it's so hard. Plus, I'm a complete stranger so I'm sure it's odd to have random people want to sit and talk your ear off!

You were sweet. I hope spending time with so many people who adore you, helps with the homesickness. My kids and I are going to be on vacation without my husband for 3 weeks. So, I know what you're going through.


Christy said...

Frankie! I just had to share this with you. I just took the Entertainment Weekly HP quiz linked on TLC. In the quiz, when you get a question right it makes comments like "right on!" and when you get a question wrong, it makes negative remarks like "d’oh!" When I got one of the questions wrong, it said "Frak!" Hahahaha!