Sunday, February 12, 2006

Worshipping with the President

I have been in Washington D.C. for my brother's wedding. I am still on vacation, but I had to post about my trip.

For the most part Washington D.C. is a "hive of scum and villany" where everyone is super liberal, dress in the same black jackets, and plug their ears with ipods so Bill Gates gets no money and they do not have to speak to you. Eye contact is pretty rare. However, nice people were found, and D.C. is beautiful when it snows.

I got a tour of the capital that was set up by Rep. Stephanie Herseth. This is the way to tour the capital, not the public tours. Just call your reresentatives or senators and see the capital in a little better style. A few of my family met Senator Robert Byrd while going through the underground tunnel from the Senate office building to the capital.

Sunday my wife, two kids and I worshipped at St. John's Episcopal Church. It was across the street from hotel where my brother held the reception. We went to the 7:45 service because we had to drive back to Tennessee. I noticed a few extra trench coats outside and saw the street was blocked off, and became suspicious. To our surprise the Presdient was attending the service, and so we worshipped with the President. It was exciting, but also a little disturbing. Knowing the guy in the aisle behind you has a gun is just as distracting as knowing the President is 3 rows in front of you. Thus, my family and I got a little wave as the President was escorted out after the service through a different door. It made for a nice end to a fun trip.

Just for you doubters out there, the sermon was about the rich man and Lazarus, and was a little more liberal than my taste. See I paid attention.