The Holocost Museum
Trip Start Mar 02, 2008
97Trip End Dec 03, 2008
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The one thing on our agenda was to go to the Holocaust Museum. I knew this was going to be difficult to see and still, I feel that everyone should see it. The museum is set up so that it transitions from life before, during and after. It was very crowded inside and that seemed somehow appropriate.
We four women had been separated in the museum and so I walked out, I discovered that I was the last one of us to emerge. Lisa took a look at me and jumped up to hug me. This started the open sobbing for me. The hardest part is to realize that humans have not changed so much, that genocide does still happen today.
Leaving the museum, we walked across the mall and sat in front of the Washington Monument to catch our breath and quiet our hearts. We then posed for a group picture--grateful for our shades and took a few more shots before walking back to the train.
Back in Frederick, we went to the Cracker Barrel for dinner and shared a dessert. Afterward, we said our good-byes to Cindy and Lisa spent the night with us at Lauren's home. Lisa and I got a good walk in that night. She was a great walking partner as we kept pace in both stride and conversation.