Monday, January 22, 2007
March For Life
I took the 3 older kids...Alex, Connor and McKenzie...to Washington, DC today for the Annual March For Life rally and walk. Wouldn't you know it that after all the nice weather we've been having that it would snow Sunday night. Have I ever said how much I hate being cold...well just in case I haven't, I hate being cold!! My feet and hands turn numb in an instant no matter how many socks or gloves I put on. That being said, it was a nice day even if it was cold and muddy on the mall. It was definitely for a good cause. We went with a school bus full of people from our church...how awesome that we were able to fill a bus when they were originally afraid they would have to cancel the bus because of not enough people. We got to the mall early so the kids got a little bored hanging around waiting for the march to start...I can't say they were too interested in the 2hrs of speakers...and Connor was freaked out by one of the abortion posters people had. It was definitely an eye opening experience for the kids. I've never been to a march before so it was a new experience for me and a little nerve wracking trying to keep track of every one with thousands of people around. Here are a couple of pics...one of some of the kids that went and the other from the top of Capital Hill looking down Constitution Avenue...there were people marching on the road as far back as the eye could see. Too bad I don't remember what street we started on...I know we got off the bus on 7th street and walked several blocks to the main part of the rally, then walked from there to Capital Hill...a pretty significant hike. Funny how it doesn't seem to be that far when you are with a group of people. I was surprised that we didn't see any counter demonstrators...I'm sure they were around but I don't remember seeing any. I find it very sad that there wasn't much about this on the news...I saw about a 5 sec clip on the news channel we were watching and my mom said she didn't see anything on the news channel she was watching.