After Pentecostal Celebrations (seen in post below this one) my friend Kevin and I drove down to Washington D.C. both to see the sites/sights, and to have lunch with an old friend of Kevin's, Michael Fumento (author of several books, blogger, lawyer, etc...) in Georgetown (see pic on left).
After a quick lunch and quicker picture, Kev and I were off to the Immaculate Conception National Shrine of DC (see pics below) which looks to be big enough to encapsulate 2 Philadelphia Basilicas or perhaps 3 St. Patricks of Harrisburg. The crypt downstairs is mighty impressive, but the cathedral itself is truly stunning (if you like Jesus with blond hair and blue eyes, I am impartial to this).
Then we were off to the National Mall, or near it, for dinner at Occidental at the Willard. But first we had to stop by this little gift store where they had a life-sized cardboard cut-out of President Obamania standing outside, which presented an opportunity for effigial eye-gouging by Kevin (see pic below). Then we enjoyed some rather expensive bread and circus ($150+) for two before advancing to the White House for more effigious expressions (by request only). Then we got drenched in the rain and left.