Reb in our Nation’s Capitol


Rebecca called me last night from Washington, D.C. It was 10:30, Eastern Standard Time, and the Presidential Classroom students were enjoying a few minutes of free time before ‘lights out’. She said the lectures, classes, and work are intense. I hope to hear more of the story once she returns home on Sunday.

Here are some more photos that Rebecca sent via her cell phone:


This is the group of students with whom Rebecca is studying global health and the environment.


Rebecca in front of the congressional building.



Reb is sitting on FDR’s lap!

Library of Congress

Library of Congress

Library of Congress2

WA memorial

Rebecca in front of the Washington Memorial

10 Responses to “Reb in our Nation’s Capitol”

  1. Very cool! What a great experience…

    Happy WW!

  2. Sarah says:

    What a wonderful opportunity for your daughter. And, may I just say, she is a beautiful young woman. Love the pictures!

  3. angie says:

    Wow. What an amazing opportunity for her. I’ll bet you are really proud!

  4. Melanie says:

    What awesome photos, Joyce! That’s a great experience for her. I hope to get there one day. I want to visit the Smithsonian.

  5. Susan B says:

    Hi Joyce,
    Beautiful pictures. It sounds like your daughter is having an awesome time. She looks like a lovely young woman. Thank you for sharing the pictures.

  6. Laura says:

    I like the Washington Memorial best 😀
    Thanks for putting up new pictures, Mom!

  7. Barbara says:

    Your daughter is beautiful. What a wonderful opportunity for her.

  8. Linda says:

    I have been thinking about your nation’s capital after I visited Parliament House in mine. Wow. We certainly saw lots of school groups while there. Each group were dressed quite differently to each other.

    The second photo looks a little like the State Government building for Victoria in Spring Street. There are no statues though, and may be smaller, not sure.

    I wonder how much our Parliment House was influenced by your building. It is less grand, but has the water out front and arches and columns inside and marble. Our ceilings were different though.

  9. Linda says:

    They look so different in the photos. I think the marble with the stairs give a similar effect and the way the water goes into a view, though ours wasn’t done with the water, but there was the view to the war memorial.

    I must see if our Parliament was designed by an American like the city it sits in, Canberra.

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