Time: Thursday April 9, Early afternoon.
Place: Just outside the Capital Tour Entrance
Status: Finishing Looting the Garbage and Taking Great Pictures
the "boys" moved on....
and took this....
This one is my favorite... I took it having just finished restocking the pantry all without ever making eye contact with the guards....
This one WOULD be my favorite if Tim's eyes were open... for more on this click here.
BUT...what makes this happy little family photo session memorable is that WHILE we're busy playing "professional photo shoot"...our stroller, "abandoned" at the bottom of the stairs 20 ft. away, is being reported, investigated by security guards and confiscated....ALL WHILE WE WERE STANDING THERE TAKING PICTURES! NONE OF US NOTICED! (I would like to point out that the person taking the last shots and thus missing from the pictures had her back to the stroller and therefore cannot be held culpable.
After "capturing the last shot," my hungry brood descended upon the stolen beef jerky and chips (for back story click here), and already feeling the inklings of hunger-repressed guilt, we sort of high-tailed it up the stairs and out on the overpass before some big irate mamma from West Virginia beat us up with her purse for stealing her jerky! We were a good 50 ft. along before Lily had gotten her mitts on enough food to satisfy and then inquired about her stroller. We immediately leaned over the walkway rail, looking down on where we had left and discovered it gone!
Let me just say...THEY WERE NOOOOOTTTTT HAPPY WITH US! I stayed back, while Tim went a lookin' and ended up getting a tongue-lashing from some men in black! That was the FIRST time this trip we almost made the evening news!
They reluctantly gave us the stroller back.
Lesson learned....well......hmmm.......not really.... stay tuned!