Back from DC, but it wasn’t quite the quick trip I thought it could be. Randy and I left just after 5AM and were in DC before 11. Needing to double check some stuff online and finish up our strategic plan for the day, we went to find Ebenezer’s Coffee House. It’s a marketplace ministry of National Community Church and I wanted to check it out for myself, so I called my wife to give me the address. I made a mistake and had us in the NW instead of the NE side so when we parked we were about 6 blocks off. Oh well. Grab some coffee and some internet access downstairs while a group of business people were having a bible study. Way cool. I liked it.
Randy had never been to DC before so we did a small bit of sightseeing, but limited it to the mall area, and the White House. He was like a kid in a candy store. We actually checked out some memorials that I hadn’t ever visted before like the FDR’s and Theodore Roosevelt’s. We borrowed a pro grade camera but didn’t have any wireless microphones so I had to talk really loud and pretty close to the camera around all the tourists that were nearby. We got some funny looks but who cares.
Took video at the White House, Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument,WWII Memorial, Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, FDR Memorial, Vietnam Wall, Women in Military Service Memorial, Arlington National Cemetary, JFK’s grave, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and Theodore Roosevelt Memorial. We didn’t leave DC until around 8 PM. So much for a quick trip. By the time we got back home it was almost 2AM. Long day.
So we’ve got about an hour and a half of video and a bunch of still shots to work with and turn into 30 to 90 sec spots in two weeks. Hopefully that will go quicker than our long quick trip.