Congressional Cemetery Adventure

Despite the horrid weather today, some of my friends and I headed out to Congressional Cemetery for a good game of Tombstone Poker. It seems odd to say I spent all day in a graveyard, looking at stone after stone that date back some 200 plus years, including John Philip Sousa, Mathew Brady, and J. Edgar Hoover. Our instructions made us wend our way all over the cemetery, which has 66,000 constituents and some 18,000 headstones in varying degrees of repair. It was nice, though, that they had the chair of the board of directors of the cemetery foundation to give us the history of the cemetery and a brief tour of the chapel we were in.

I don’t know how that whole Rat Race went today, but, we did run into a couple of contestants from the other event looking for pictures to take. Did you come to either event this weekend? Let us know what you thought.

This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs

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