My thoughts on my way home from 8/28 Restoring Honor Event
My legs hurt, I creak in parts of body I was not aware existed, I am a tad sleep deprived as well. However after spending such a great trip with my family and my friends it was all well worth it. We left on Friday promptly at 4pm and headed north up to Washington DC. The trip it self was fun while we watched movies and played some games. I really enjoyed the quality family time together too. The bus at first was hot and then later freezing typical on a bus journey 🙂 We then stopped for a few rest stops and slept in between. We were all in good spirits and showed a real sense of community. The next morning after a stop where we could clean up and put on some fresh clothes we ventured into DC. We were dropped off amongst large crowds of people at Arlington Memorial and walked over the bridge to enter from the side where the event was being held. The crowds were at crush level and scared me a little with my kids in tow. We got separated from the group pretty early on. I had hoped to be together for the event however due to the volume of people it was nearly impossible . I am glad it was crowded but it still would have been nice to be together and if we could have gotten there a little earlier. When we made the bus plans so long ago we did not expect it to be such a large event. The planner of the event had to work out the times way in advance and as the date go closer it was too late to change the time of departure because people had already paid and prepared according to the itinerary.
The event it self was loaded with special guest, speeches, and music. Glenn spoke from the heart about restoring Honor in our country. Sarah was a great speaker and got a lot of people excited. I was a little disappointed that so close to November that there was no mention of the election and getting involved. Glenn could have simply stated that it was important to get behind principled candidates and to make a difference in our county and then you must take part in the “Restoring of Honor”. Otherwise it was a great message and amazing to see soo many people come out. We later met up with some friends and went over to the Capital for a group tour. The tour was VERY good. I enjoyed seeing the Ronald Reagan statue with bits of the Berlin wall in the base. I also saw the flag that was draped over Reagan when he laid in state. We had a lot of fun when Doug and I posed under the Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s name plate by taking some “creative” pictures. Later we enjoyed a terrific Irish dinner at the Dubliner. Where we met up with a few other 912’ers for a great time. Now as the journey is coming to an end with memories of the fun, laughter and camaraderie and a full tummy ( we just ate a Cracker Barrel YUM!) We must remember that it does not all end with a visit to DC it must begin with it. Sixty five days left and we need to get the PRINCIPLED candidates elected. We have to use our $$$$ and our talents to assist these candidates towards the finish line.