When I heard this week’s photo challenge of ornate, I immediately thought of how lucky I am to live in a suburb of Washington, DC and all the ornate buildings and architecture the city holds. History was one of my favorite subjects growing up in school, so it is neat to go into the city and see all the old buildings and stuff, so this was a great assignment. I went to Union Station and the Library of Congress on Wednesday and took some pictures. Here is a picture I took at the Library of Congress.
Last month while I was home for the weekend my dad and I had breakfast at a restaurant we like. My maternal grandpa moved in with my mom and I when I was a junior in high school. We, and sometimes my dad, would eat at this restaurant with my grandpa. My grandpa liked to order their french toast. Every time I eat at this restaurant it conjures up memories of my grandpa.
This week’s photo challenge is “up”. Several members of the St. Andrews Presbyterian College (now St. Andrews University) Class of 2003 gathered together at our Alma Mater for Alumni Weekend. This got me thinking of “up” in terms of moving “up” in the world after college graduation. Here is a group photo from this weekend.
This is a picture of my rental car, a 2013 Nissan Altima. I’m driving a rental car this week because my car, a 2000 Ford Taurus, is in the garage getting fixed. I have found in the past that when I have driven other cars, I feel a bit uncomfortable and disoriented. For one thing, the switches and levers are not always in the same place. For instance, in my car, the lever to put the car in park, drive, reverse, etc. is on my steering column, but in this car it is located between the front seats. Another change from my car to this rental car is that there is no ignition key, as you just push a button to start/stop the car. I picked up this car Monday night after work and I’m pleased to find that my hand is not gravitating towards the steering column to look for the lever and that I don’t find myself trying to start the car in the same spot I would on my car. I think this shows that I’m growing as a driver and in my ability to handle change. Who knows, when it is time to say goodbye to my car, my next car might be a Nissan Altima?