a sunrise at arlington

At husmate's suggestion, we spent our Easter morning braving the cold to join with his fellow early birds {I am not a member of that club, sorry} at Arlington National Cemetery. But as luck would have it, my usual crankiness {due to being woken before the sun graces us with her presence} was delayed until later in the day, so the service was actually a really cool experience. The entire service was lead by the Army (Army Band/Chorus, Officers & Chaplain), & it was neat to see the full gamut of ranks leading & participating in a church service. Not to mention walking past the thousands of tombstones in Arlington on the most fitting Sunday to see them. So despite my night owl tendencies, I really hope we make that service an Easter tradition during our time here.

If you're in the area next year, you should consider coming! The service starts at 6:30, gates open at 5:15. Parking for the service is free, unlike the rest of the year when you really should metro in to spare your wallet the pain.

Note to self: do bring a thicker blanket to sit on/wrap in next year. Marble really is quite cold at 5:40 in the morning. Oh, and consider going to bed before midnight, so as to spare husmate the terrible crankiness.

& in case you missed it last week: