As many of you know, I teach a class called "Rocket Science 101". It is a general science class for non-science majors. This means that there is very little math and lots of entertainment. One of the things that I do to keep their attention is to give extra credit for bringing a model rocket to class on a particular day. We all go out to a field and launch rockets. Imagine launching about 100 rockets in an hour. That is what we do. Here are the three best pictures from the day:
Crab Mama and I went to Washington DC to attend the Daily Show's Rally to Restore Freedom. It was a pretty fun day. There were an estimated 220,000-280,000 people there. Here are some pictures from the trip.
This is the line that we waited through to get onto the Metro at Greenbelt.
When we got there, we dove right into the crowd, which was a little stupid. Here is what everything looked like from inside the crowd (except we can see color - well, a bit of color). Notice that we couldn't even see the stage. I could see the last Jumbotron, but Crab Mama was too short. So all she could see were the people.
We fought our way to the side where there were significantly less people. From that point, we could see the Capital and the Washington Monument with all of the people.
People were so desperate to see that they climbed up on top of the port-o-potties:
The signs at the Rally were very good. There were a lot of very creative people there. Here is one of my favorites:
This is after the Rally, behind the stage, in front of the Capital:
A picture of the Washington Monument:
An extremely symmetric building:
We met some friends after the Rally. Here is a picture of Will sitting in his living room reading the paper.
And, finally, Todd and Laura standing in front of the Smithsonian: