Tour of the Pacca

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Today we decided to postpone our drive home for the holidays. Instead we took a taxi to the Pacca, aka Capitol, for Reagan’s last day working on the Hill.

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We technically went to the Hart Building first and took the train over to the Capitol. But I didn’t have my lens set correctly and all of those memories are a blur.

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Our tour was not an official Capitol tour, which I heard was three hours long and includes a video. Instead our ways filled with lots of running or sitting, like she is here. Or just sprawling out all over whatever surface is available.

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My lens is broken, so I was only able to capture Lucy with the base of Abe’s statue. But for some reason, he makes her swoon.

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Hi, Abe! She told me that he was handing her something.

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George is a favorite, too.

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We mustn’t forget Tom!

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But we did not see Teddy.

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Here, Abe almost looks like an apparition.

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This is the official “center” of DC, which defines the city’s four quadrants of Northwest, Northeast, Southeast and Southwest. That little NW is VERY important to include on all of my mail. I actually know people who live in almost the identical spot as we do in two other quadrants. We need to meet someone from the Southwest, though.

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Running

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Rolling

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Reagan advised us not to drink the water because of the lead levels.

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Lucy really wanted some.

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We finally coaxed her outside to see that we were in the Pacca.

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She ran across the street towards the Library of Congress.

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And then she camped out on the wall for about fifteen minutes.

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Lucy has two speeds – lightening fast or very, very, very slow. Like a thick molasses. When I first started “walking” her, I could not comprehend how people with dogs have walked them multiple times a day for years. Then I realized that the average dog is way faster than Lucy. This phase in our life has definitely been a test of my patience and sanity.

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I reminded her of Singing in the Rain, hoping she would come to the lamppost. Then she headed back…

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filthy hands

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So we just left her.

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That usually works.

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If you are wondering why my blogging has been lacking, this is an abbreviated pictorial essay of our days. I usually spend anywhere from two to four hours chasing or coaxing Lucy around our nation’s capital. And with all of the magical holiday activities around town, we have been trying to pack more into each day. Fortunately we have had a fairly mild December. Today was gorgeous! The wonderful weather makes those moments where I start to lose my patience a little easier. We are headed back early from Christmas with hopes of more Christmas fun.

I wish that DC was this magical throughout the entire winter. I always get the winter blues during the blustery February and March. Brrrr… Until then, December in DC is delightful!

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