Saturday, November 29, 2008
Happy Birthday, Andreas!
It's our last day in Kensington, spent exploring and celebrating Andreas' birthday. It was a monumental day, with a trip to "see the Man" (Lincoln), as well as the the Viet Nam and World War II Memorials.
Then we headed over to Georgetown, where I bought Andi two books: Steven Pinker's The Stuff of Thought, and E.H. Gombrich's A Little History of the World. Andreas bought Jesus' Son, by Denis Johnson, and Deb and Mike gave him I Am A Strange Loop, by Bloomington's own Douglas Hofstadter. Here is Andreas when we caught up to him reading Isaiah Berlin at Dean and DeLuca.
Now we are sitting by the fire, looking at the weather forecast, and feeling a bit of melancholy as our visit draws to a close.