Saturday, February 26, 2011

One Week to DC!

On Friday, Ben and I are leaving for our long-dreamed-of trip to Washington, DC. And we're taking these 17 hooligans with us!

We are so excited.

In exactly one week from this minute, I will be in the White House, taking a tour.

(Unless, of course, the government shuts down. Come on Boehner, make it happen.)

All the kids are wishing for snow! Current forecast for Friday: high of 48 F. Brrr!

Will you pray for us?

Biggest fears: government shutdown cancels 75% of our itinerary, closely followed by customs/visa/passport issues.

Biggest dreams: Inspiration, spiritual transformation, bonding, sparks ignited in souls and minds, healing, and discovery.

Katie

6 comments:

  1. This has to be quite an adminstrative task pulling a trip like this together. Hopefully the "chaos" of our government won't upset your students. Only halfway kidding here. Prayers for a safe and educational journey.

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  2. March is kind of late for snow in DC, but you'd be almost guaranteed some this year if you came to Michigan!

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  3. CHERRY BLOSSUMS!!! They are better than snow! You may be timing it perfectly! Be safe and have fun!

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  4. My prayers are with you guys for a fun-filled and safe trip!

    Also, I wanted your US readers to be aware of this:

    Tonight (Monday, Feb. 28) at 8c/9e on the Travel Channel, Haiti will be featured on "Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations". He might be a bit rough for young kids to watch, so please use discretion.

    Anyone can check out the website for a few clips and slide shows from the Haiti episode:

    http://www.travelchannel.com/TV_Shows/Anthony_Bourdain/Episodes_Travel_Guides/Haiti

    (To Ben & Katie: Be sure to watch the 3-minute clip, "Tony Feeds the Locals". I think you'll be able to relate in a way.)

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  5. I am a huge fan of No Reservations and Anthony Bourdain. I have read two of his books and covet his Les Halles cookbook. When my friend at JP/HRO told me he was here I was so distraught. For get Miley Cyrus, that is who I would like to meet here!

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  6. I would love to meet him too!

    Don't miss his blog entry regarding this episode either:

    http://blog.travelchannel.com/anthony-bourdain/read/comedians/#more-248

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