Summer House Being Renovated?

Summer House Renovation

My favorite feature of the US Capitol Grounds, The Summer House, is currently fenced off and filled with scaffolding, plywood, and other construction paraphernalia. It appears a restoration or renovation is in progress, probably in tandem with other preparations on the grounds for the 2009 Presidential Inauguration. Here’s hoping it’s open again by next summer; it’s a wonderful spot to relax and get a bit wet, if you know what I mean.*

If, like me, you miss the Summer House already but have a Second Life avatar, you can check out Kiwini Oe’s Summer House replica, or just see it in this video:

* And by “get wet,” I mean you can splash some water on your face from the fountain. Duh.

Roving Asian mendicant, can occasionally be seen wandering the streets of downtown Washington, muttering unintelligible gibberish to passers-by while pushing a “bag lady” shopping cart full of old blankets, American flags, soda cans, and healthy secondhand snacks from organic food shop dumpsters. Used to live in a cardboard box at 16th and K but the rent was too expensive.

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  1. When I go for my 10K runs from the YMCA in July, the summer house is right at the half-way point – a perfect rest stop for wetness and summer shade.