Day 32 – 15/8/2019

 

We were up early to get tickets to the latest Smithsonian Museum – The National Museum of African American History and Culture. It has a wait, so if you don’t get tickets early, you don’t get in. Laura scored 11:30 entry time, so we decided to get a run on the National Mall before breakfast and then a shower.  Thursday was super humid and warm at 8 AM. We ran 3+ miles and then grabbed a shower. The walk to the Museum was slightly less than an hour, but the walk in the museum seemed to go on forever. The museum starts you on the third level down and then you walk up from there. 

 

I probably don’t need to say it, but the history of Africans, slavery, and the systemic oppression of minorities in the US are dark and saddening. And lest we think that the West is free of this vile history, I am including a slice of Colorado’s laws. 

 

At the end of the day, we walked to the REI  to pick up a package and then next door to the Red Bear brewery. The IPAs were good and LGBTQ friendly. I highly recommend the “51st State” IPA.  

 

Colorado’s shameful past.

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