Thursday was a free day with no conference activities. Luckily, on Wednesday, it rained heavily which helped reduce the temperatures. Wednesday afternoon was 101F or 38C before it rained.
Today the prediction was for 34C or 93F and possible thundershowers in the afternoon. Luckily, I brought my rain jacket. Of course, it didn’t rain while we were out.
We walked to the Lincoln Memorial about 1 mile away. Weather was already hot and humid but not as bad as the day before. This is a photo of the mural inside the structure on the left side of the statue of Lincoln. The text is the Gettysburg Address and the mural shows the emancipation.
We then proceeded on our long hot walk down The Mall. This was the National Gallery Sculpture Garden.
We then went to the National Gallery where they allow photos excepts for the special exhibits.
|Stuart’s portrait of Washington|
From the Museum, we walked almost 30 minutes to Union Station which is not far. It is a train station but with a lot of shops and it is air conditioned — most importantly.
It meant I did not even come close to finishing my parpadelle dish nor did Scott do well with eating his lamb dish which consisted of slices of leg, tenderloin and rack of lamb, along with onion, bacon and fried artichoke.
|lamb, lamb and more lamb||When|