My friend Solveig and I had lunch at the Alexandria Pastry Shop. A special campaign treat. You could choose among the following cookies: a donkey, an elephant, or an American flag. If you chose a donkey, a vote for Hillary was recorded. If you chose an elephant, a vote for Trump was recorded. If you chose the flag, no vote!
Elephants on the left, flags in the middle, donkeys on the right
Katrina threw her birthday party on their boat, 1000 and One Nights, which is docked on the Potomac in Alexandria. Although it was 100 degrees in the shade, my guest May and I had a pleasant time chatting with Katrina and her friends from different sectors of her life (e.g. Home Schooling and Teaching).
Katrina taking a photo of me taking a photo of her
Our Sons of Norway Reading Circle met to discuss What I Hold Dear, the diary of a young Norwegian immigrant who worked as a maid in homes in New York City. The author was present and the turnout was very good, 14 interested individuals.
The discussion was very interesting.
The granddaughter of the Diarist and the translator of the diaries, Ruth Nybro
Ruth and Norwegian scholar Solveig Zempel
Ruth with Christine
Christine Meloni, RC Facilitator with Nybro and Zempel
I went to the National Building Museum with my friends Marie, Barbara, Linda, and May to see the Icebergs exhibit.
On the first floor of the museum we were in the ocean and saw the icebergs, both the parts under sea level and above sea level.
We then climbed a staircase, looked down, and saw the icebergs on top (just the tips of the icebergs).
Then we had the real adventure! We ate, or tried to eat, Kakigori, traditional Japanese Shaved Ice. See the diagram below to see what the ingredients were. We basically paid $5.50 for shaved ice. We were not overly enthusiastic about this experience!
Godzilla offered us Small or Large. We were glad we chose Small!
We really did it for Marie who tries to do everything Japanese for her son who is in Japan!
This is a view from the second floor.
After viewing the exhibit, we went to the Chinatown Garden for a delicious lunch.
Although the exhibit was rather disappointing, the company was wonderful and everyone agreed that the outing was a success!
I am very sorry I did not get photos of May and Barbara. Sorry!