The following day we left of a trip to Arkansas, were we spoke a two churches and then headed to Washington DC. For a few days of family vacation. We are thankful that friends hosted us in their house during this part of our travels...a true blessing, I would think it hard to invite a family of 7 into your house, but many did. In Arkansas we took some family pictures at an old mill.
We had a great time in Washington DC. I had visited the Smithsonian as a child and it was great seeing some of the stuff that I remembered. I would take a week to see it all and we only have three days. But we did get to visit the Air and Space Museum, the American History Museum, Washington Monument, Jefferson Memorial, Abraham Lincoln Memorial, White House and Capital Building (from a distance) and the best part is that it is free entry for the museums to all public. One of the highlights for me was seeing the flag that inspired the Star Spangled Banner, it was larger than I had imagined, but sorry, no pictures allowed.
We had a great time in the States, and even though goodbye's are hard we were ready to get back to France and find our own bed, our friends, and the people that we care about across the sea. next picture was taken at the airport, August 26, by my parents as we left out of Dallas. Last picture is the kids waiting for our connection flight from London to Toulouse. God bless, JASON