Wow! What a week we had in our nation’s capital. We got to the Westin Inn in Alexandria late Monday and I was seriously craving a steak. We had dinner at Joe Theismann’s restaurant and I highly recommend the filet mignon with crab cake.

On Tuesday, our first full day in D.C., we visited the Supreme Court and were given a private tour by the curator’s office, thanks to Ginni Thomas setting that up through her husband Justice Thomas’ office.

Supreme Court

We also took the famous walk down the steps!

Dave on SCOTUS steps

On our way back to the hotel, Karen suggested we visit Arlington National Cemetery since it was on the way. That was an excellent suggestion and we were so thankful for having the chance to visit this national treasure.

We saw the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier:

Changing of the Guard

We saw the Kennedy family gravesite:

Kennedy grave

And most moving were all the headstones, hundreds of thousands, throughout this great landmark.

Arlington tombstones

I saw tombstones from the Civil War up through the Iraqi and Afghanistan Wars, and also saw Charles “Chic” Burlingame’s gravesite. Chic was the pilot of the plane that crashed into the Pentagon. This was very special to Karen and me because it was Chic’s sister Debra who introduced Mark Levin to Hope Rides Alone and because of Mark we would be attending the Pentagon 9/11 Memorial in two days.

We saw the graves of all those magnificent heroes and I told Karen that our Eddie is one of those heroes, and although he is not in Arlington, he is buried where he wanted to be, in the Veteran’s Cemetery of his hometown.

God’s hand was so apparent to us last week; through Eddie’s short yet magnificent life our lives are still being blessed. Thank you Jesus!

Tomorrow we’ll talk about our visit with Justice Clarence Thomas.