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Friday, March 16, 2018

Return to National Cathedral

Last week I was the designated driver for a trip to the National Cathedral in Washington DC for Tour and Tea.  I had been before for this event a number of years ago before I moved to Vantage House and though the others had been to the Cathedral in their past, they had never experienced the tea on the 7th floor.

It was a rainy blustery day but we were indoors so no problem with that.  By the time tea was done at 3:30 the sun was shining so we enjoyed the view.

Here is a bit of a look at the Cathedral.

Below is the Space window.

In the center of the red medallion is a bit of Moon rock.

Sorry Lincoln is in shadow.

This is the window dedicated to him.

I caught the laser pointer of the guide on this window and now I don't recall its significance.

The Cathedral is still dealing with the effects of the earthquake and has an enormous need for funds to fix the damage.

There were 5 of everything for tea prepared by the All Hallows Guild as a fund raiser for the gardens.

It was all delicious.

The view from the 7th floor.

Time to return home but two more photos of the cathedral and ongoing restoration.

The National Cathedral offers a wide variety of tours.  Many many years ago Dan and I took our daughters to an early morning behind the scenes tour where we climbed to many different levels.  Check out their website for tour choices if you are going to be In Washington DC.