We assumed that dawn arrived the next morning before the alarm went off, although because of the thickness of the drapes we didn't really have evidence of that. Opening them a little revealed that it was the brightest day in the history of existence, at least compared to the interior of the room.( Collapse )
Metro Center was, at least on our line, the first station really in walking range of the Mall. When we emerged from it, we saw, surrounding us in every direction, walking, drifting toward the Capitol, people.
Trivia: The Rutgers Alumni Association organized in 1831; and then re-organized and adopted a new constitution in 1833 after the original (of 19 July 1831) had been lost. Source: Rutgers: A Bicentennial History, Richard P McCormick. (I don't want to cast unnecessary aspersions on Rutgers, but this seems to be a chronic problem: the school lost its original 1766 Charter and had to get a new one issued in 1770, and was so clueless about its origins that it celebrated its centennial in 1870, apparently unaware of just when it started.)
Currently Reading: The 101 Most Influential People Who Never Lived: How Characters Of Fiction, Myth, Legends, Television, And movies Have Shaped our Society, Changed Our Behavior, And Set The Course Of History, Allan Lazar, Dan Karlan, Jeremy Salter. And, wow, it's an amazingly twee book not nearly as funny as the authors think they're being.