On Monday, I went to see a few moments of a Supreme Court case. I only did the three minute line b/c I didn't really care to hear the whole hour long case... I just wanted a glimpse of what it was like! It was a miserable, snowy/rainy day, but it was so worth it to be there! I actually made friends with two college age guys in line with me (one from Norway and one from Australia). They were fun and we even discussed the differences between the US Supreme Court and the one in Norway! I also got to see the Supreme Court Visitor Center and the movie they have there, which is also very informative. I loved it! Later that afternoon I got to grab some hot cider from Starbucks and catch up with Bekah as well! And then a book club meeting later on. Full, but good day!
On Tuesday, it was probably my 2nd most favorite day of the week! I took a short trip to Annapolis to tour around the historic part and to go to the US Naval Academy. VERY cool! Such a pretty day to be there too! Not only did I fall in love with every man in uniform, I really enjoyed walking around their pretty campus and learning about the lifestyle there as well their history! One of the coolest things was the Noonday formation they do right before lunch! Many pictures were taken, but they won't do it justice.
They all gathered out front and did a roll call in their groups at 12:05 PM promptly.
Then there was this flag and sword thing
The band played
They they marched by groups inside.
They just looked so great all walking together, in a line, all in sync.
Off to lunch!
This was outside their main dining hall and entryway - Bancroft Hall
A very cool oath that they take as well
Their chapel on campus.
They also had a synagogue and really tried to make accommodations for all faiths.
Later on that night I had another book club and a visit by my home teachers. A fabulous day!