Actually, I flew out to spend some time with Emily in Columbia, Maryland where she lived with her grandparents for her last two years of high school after coming back from Taiwan. Her grandfather passed away during the trip, however it was not sudden so all of the family was able to come out and be with him for his last days. During the trip Emily and I were able to take some day trips to visit some places I had never been to. A few of the better photos are shown below.
Emily and Han Solo at the Smithsonian. She is quite the Harrison Ford fan, along with Sean Connery, Will Smith, Viggo Morensen...
I enjoy the Return of the Jedi exhibit knowing that the picture of the redwoods behind me was taken in the woods near where I grew up.
This is the second day in a row we came to the Capitol. It was sunny today, tee-shirt weather actually but the previous day it was freezing cold.
Speaking of tee-shirt weather, some guy shows how small the Washington Monument really is.
Lincoln Memorial. One of my favorite photos.
Excited to see a blaze indicating that this is the Appalachian Trail in Shenandoah National Park.
Curly haired freak and a waterfall somewhere in Shenandoah National Park.
An inappropriate pose somewhere in Gettysburg.
James Dean poses with the Chesapeake Bay Bridge in the background.
Leon, Casey, and Lian (left to right) with two white friends in Columbia, Maryland.