My Monday with Mom (or, Lauren Loves aLliteration)

While my mom was here for a visit, we were able to spend a day just the two of us (while Aunt Becky, Grandma, and Clare were out on the duck tour!). After checking out where I work, we stopped by the National Cathedral for a little bit. We parked in their parking garage and came up this bizarre elevators that deposited us outside. It was really strange, but also cool!

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The lawn of the Cathedral is really beautiful:

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We were very tempted to laze about on it, but we didn’t for two reasons: 1. Too hot! 2. Parking costs money! Mom was very displeased to learn that the parking garage at the Cathedral wasn’t free, but we decided to think of it as paying for admission, since entrance to the Cathedral doesn’t cost anything.

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We went inside the Cathedral and looked around a little, and I got scolded by someone for taking pictures during Mass. However, she only noticed me because someone else was taking pictures with flash (please, draw some more attention to yourself!) , so I was frustrated that some idiot got me caught. But then we were able to hear the Artist in Residence at the Cathedral talk about the history of the pipe organ there, which was very interesting, and then play a little bit.

After we left to meet up with the rest of the family for dinner, Mom spotted some deer by the side of the road. We pulled off to take some (very fuzzy, pretty terrible) pictures (see below), and decided that deer are a very good omen, and that they mean I’ll probably get a full-time job soon. We’ll see how that turns out. 🙂wpid-cimg8807-2010-08-23-12-45.jpg

Don’t say I didn’t tell you about the horrible picture quality!

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