Rain-Dampened Shoes, not Spirits

God saw fit to add rain to our DC agenda, so we embraced the adventure set before us and had a lot of fun, not in spite of the rain, but with the rain. Each depression in the sidewalk was a moat to skirt and the busses nearing the edge of the road could cause a chill geyser to spout forth unexpectedly.


In between rainy strolls and attempts to catch raindrops on the tongue, we visited the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History and National Air and Space Museum. Casually visiting both museums in a day could lead one to think of the works of nature as God’s work and the works of technology and engineering as Man’s work. But from Col 1:17 we know “He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.” God’s creation of us means he gives us a capacity to create, too. We see this every day of course, but being up close to a lunar module, that we made, that has landed on the moon, is a great reminder of how remarkably we are created in God’s image.

National Museum of Natural History


National Air and Space Museum


At the beginning of the day Dr. Clark played some guitar.

We aren’t going to remember how to use a seatbelt after all this public transportation!


We walked some more in the rain…


Wouldn’t be a DC blog post without some escalator photos!


And we wrapped up the day with pizza and some games at the hostel. Friday’s forecast shows no rain and a chance to see some memorials! Stay tuned…

by Luke Tevebaugh, parent blogger

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September 20, 2018
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    Date: September 20, 2018 - September 20, 2018
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    Date: September 20, 2018 - September 20, 2018
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  • Boys Golf Away Match vs. Trinity Prep

    Date: September 20, 2018 - September 20, 2018
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    Date: September 20, 2018 - September 20, 2018
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September 21, 2018
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    Date: September 21, 2018 - September 21, 2018
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September 22, 2018
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September 24, 2018
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  • Varsity Volleyball Home Match vs. Lake Howell

    Date: September 24, 2018 - September 24, 2018
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September 20, 2018
  • DR Arts Day

    Date: September 20, 2018 - September 20, 2018
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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  • EARLY DISMISSAL / Parent-Teacher Conferences

    Date: September 20, 2018 - September 20, 2018
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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  • DR Arts Day

    Date: September 20, 2018 - September 20, 2018
    Time: 8:00 am- 12:15 pm
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  • Flu Clinic

    Date: September 20, 2018 - September 20, 2018
    Time: 12:00 pm- 2:00 pm
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  • Parent-Teacher Conferences

    Date: September 20, 2018 - September 20, 2018
    Time: 1:00 pm- 4:00 pm
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  • Boys Golf Away Match vs. Trinity Prep

    Date: September 20, 2018 - September 20, 2018
    Time: 3:45 pm- 6:30 pm
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  • MS Coed Soccer Game vs. Hope Charter

    Date: September 20, 2018 - September 20, 2018
    Time: 4:30 pm- 5:30 pm
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September 21, 2018
  • STUDENT HOLIDAY / Parent-Teacher Conferences

    Date: September 21, 2018 - September 21, 2018
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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  • Parent-Teacher Conferences

    Date: September 21, 2018 - September 21, 2018
    Time: 8:00 am- 3:00 pm
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  • Varsity Volleyball Tournament at Out of Door Academy

    Date: September 21, 2018 - September 21, 2018
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September 22, 2018
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    Date: September 22, 2018 - September 22, 2018
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September 24, 2018
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    Date: September 24, 2018 - September 24, 2018
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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  • 7th & 8th Gr - Punctuation Day

    Date: September 24, 2018 - September 24, 2018
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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  • 5th Gr - St. Augustine Trip

    Date: September 24, 2018 - September 24, 2018
    Time: 7:00 am- 6:00 pm
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  • Moms in Prayer

    Date: September 24, 2018 - September 24, 2018
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  • JV Volleyball Home Match vs. Lake Howell

    Date: September 24, 2018 - September 24, 2018
    Time: 5:00 pm- 6:00 pm
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  • Varsity Volleyball Home Match vs. Lake Howell

    Date: September 24, 2018 - September 24, 2018
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