We gathered at Union Station to get our packets of carol lyrics, then headed outside for final instructions and a rousing rendition of "Jingle Bells". We ran past the Capitol, all lit up as beautiful as it is every night. Then down the National Mall and past the major Smithsonian museums over to the Ellipse by the White House, where we had some more carols by the National Christmas Tree. Then back over toward the starting point, stopping for a moving tribute to fallen police officers at the Blue Christmas Tree across the street from the National Law Officers Memorial. We ended up at Kelly's Irish Times pub for candy canes and a yummy Irish coffee (thanks, Holly!).
Even though I was bringing up the rear most of the evening, it was still a wonderful way to celebrate the holidays! Bravo to the organizers for an excellent evening!
(Photo by Holly)