So, the skills they teach us for living overseas are pretty comprehensive. Today was a live action lesson on how to kill and prepare a chicken. Since Anthony and I don't really need this skill, we only went to take pictures because...well...how often do you see a chicken 'prepared?' We dedicate these pictures to our Kentucky friends.
His only request was that he be a Chik-fil-a Chicken and not a 'Cap'n D's Chicken Plank'...a bird's gotta die with honor.
I'm not sure what is more disturbing...the fact that we're posting this or that the kid's hands in the picture are motioning how to cut it's neck. We must say after witnessing it, and other than seeing grown men get queasy, that it was less exciting than we had hoped. None of the fabled "running around like a chicken with its head cut off" kind of stuff.
Now to more well-adjusted photos...we went to Washington D.C. on the 4th of July. It was fun, but for my (Sharon) first trip is was a bit 'rushed.' We were only there for 7 hours and about 3hours of that was spent on the Metro/Subway getting from one place to another. We went with friends that have two kids and a stroller so we just paced ourselves and enjoyed what we could get to. The bus left at 5pm so no fireworks...although if you click on our April 2006 archive you'll find plenty of fireworks fun. Our pictures are less than marvelous and unless we told you, you wouldn't know they were taken in D.C. Hence...
The entrance to Chinatown (which is only 1 block long and not really worth spending 20 min to get there). But here's a picture...and the "Discover DC" sign proves we were there. We also visited the Sackler Gallery of Asian art which is part of the Smithsonian. It was free and we didn't have to wait in a block-long line to see it.