Hot times in DC: Part 1

Hey, Boston!  Did you miss me?  I was down in DC last week, visiting a special dude and hanging out with my awesome DC colleagues (I couldn’t wait another two weeks to see them at our work retreat!).  Despite the sweaty weather (September much?) and ridiculous amount of walking I did (negated by the delicious food I ate), I had an awesome time in our taxed but not represented capital.
I dare you to find something I didn’t do in DC last week, but at the top of the long list of the things we did do was visit the Spy Museum.  Ignore the critics – that place is awesome.  Overwhelming, but they stacked the coolest parts at the beginning so I didn’t so much mind being exhausted when  I got to the McCarthy era exhibit after 2.5 hours.
The best non-James Bond thing at the museum was this video, which I have already watched about five times.  Made for the Lincoln Museum, it shows the progression of the Civil War and its boundary disputes in just 4 minutes (1 second equals 1 week in history).  Check it out and prepare to be captivated.  For something so simple, it’s terribly moving – it gave me a new perspective on how it must have been to live in those times, on those borders.
[Check it out now, because every time I try to link here the video stops working!]
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The Civil War In Four Minutes

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