Saturday, March 24, 2007

One fantastically fabulous weekend!

This weekend was one of the best of this semester! For our Friday briefings, we went to Capitol Hill to hear from Bob King, Chief of Staff for Representative Tom Lantos; Harry Reid, Senate Majority Leader; and Eni Faleomavaega, Representative for American Samoa. It was pretty incredible. We also got to watch the Senate Gallery votes going on at the time, so I saw Clinton, Obama, Kerry, Edwards, McCain, and many others. Just amazing. That night, our group was graciously invited to a reception by Cambodian Ambassador Ek at his embassy. It was so neat! There was great (different) Cambodian food and an awesome performance of traditional Cambodian dancing. Saturday, our group took a day trip to Gettysburg and Harper's Ferry. So much cool stuff in one weekend! And to top it all off, spring has sprung, along with all the daffodils, magnolia trees, and cherry blossoms. Everything is so beautiful!
This is Representative Faleomavaega and Bob King. Both gave excellent seminars about issues they're facing at work, as well as gave a perspective of what it's like to be a member of the Church in public service.
A hall in the Senate side of the Capitol. It's so beautifully ornate.Inside the office of Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid (not too shabby, eh?)

Sorry, I know this is blurry, but it's the only picture I have of us at the Cambodian embassy. I think it may be blurry because Ambassador Ek's son shot Ben, our picture-taker, with his disc gun, haha.
Christine ("the giant") with the adorable Cambodian dancers.
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
The Valley of Death at Gettysburg

"An Enduring Light to Guide Us in Unity and Fellowship"
Harper's Ferry, West Virginia
This is a view of the main street. It's a small city that's been kept the same as it was during Civil War times.

The Keepers of the Cemetery/ stars of the upcoming feature "The sweet boys of summer III:The Harper Cemetery and RC Cola"

Lindy and Christine "trying" to climb Jefferson Rock

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