One of the great things about living in Washington, DC is that on a Saturday you can say to your spouse, "Let's go downtown and look at some art", and you can, and it is free. I wanted to check out the one million bones installation on the mall because I had worked with my students creating clay and paper mache bones for the display. One Million Bones is an art installation created to raise awareness about human genocide. My husband thought that this was a little grisly, but he is a good sport, so he came along. This is what it looked like:
On our way back to the metro we studied the plants in garden walkway next to the Arts and Industries building. My husband looked at me and said, this was fun, we got to be tourists for a few hours, it was like a little vacation. True, except we didn't have to figure out the public transportation, and neither of us wore fanny packs.