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Wednesday, February 22, 2012
The subway ride into the city was very quiet, and the city seemed very quiet until we arrived and found a very long line outside the museum. We got our tickets and waited outside. We made it inside...and waited some more. We finally made it to the elevator, and our spy adventure began.
We were instructed to choose a "cover" identity and we were given a short amount of time memorize the details. Then we watched an introductory video and were released into the self-guided "spy school", where we learned tips about espionage, were given our secret mission, and saw exhibits with lots of different spy tools and gadgets. We learned about codes and ciphers, and the very extensive history of spying throughout the different time periods. It was so interesting! There were lots of activities and interactive exhibits. At the end, we were tested to see if we could remember all the details of our mission to complete it. Let me just say, I was a failure as a spy! I did not complete my mission.
After the museum, we surprised Rebecca with a trip to Georgetown Cupcake. This is the little bakery that is featured in a reality show called, "D.C. Cupcake". Rebecca loves the show, and we thought it would be fun to take her there and try some of their famous cupcakes. When we got there, we found another line, much longer than the one at the museum. We waited...and waited...and waited...in the cold...for about 45 minutes to an hour...for a cupcake. Are we insane?!?
|Part of the line|
|Haley & Rebecca (Robert in the background) getting ready to buy cupcakes|
|She loves this show!|
Friday, February 17, 2012
For days I had a terrible feeling inside that I just could not get over. I now know what the phrase "I'm just sick about it" means. I had trouble eating and sleeping. My girl was hurting, and there was really nothing I could do about it. She had gone through a traumatic experience and I wasn't there with her when it happened. But I know she wasn't alone. God was there protecting her. And I am thankful. So thankful. As you can see from the photo above, if the timing of the accident had been just a little different, we may not have Haley with us today. She will have physical and emotional scars, but she is here. And now, each time I hug her, I hold on a little longer.