Walt and I decided to go to the National Portrait Gallery yesterday to see a new exhibit called "1812: A Nation Emerges." Neither one of us knew too much about the War of 1812, but we learned a lot about it and the main players, soldiers and statesmen--Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Oliver Hazard Perry, Andrew Jackson, Dolley Madison, Henry Clay, and even Napoleon. We always really enjoy the National Portrait Gallery and it was a nice place to wander around on a hot Sunday afternoon, and fun to see this new exhibit, 200 years after the War of 1812 began.
|An early flag|
|Cool staircases in NPG|
|Walking the C & O canal in Georgetown|
|A cool treat on a hot day|