Monday, January 29, 2007

Mr. Brown Goes to Washington









On January 23, 2007 Phillip was honored and privileged to do what few of us will ever have the opportunity to do-He was invited to sit in the gallery at the Capitol and bear witness to the first State of the Union Address to the 110th Congress.

A friend of his who"works for the government" and was able to secure Phillip a ticket. When he called me at school to tell me the news he declared "I have good news, and I have bad news. The good news is that I'm going to the State of the Union, the bad news is I only have one ticket." So I rushed home to help him get ready (read: sew buttons on his suit jacket).

Prior to heading to the Capitol he had pleasure of eating at The Capital Grille http://www.thecapitalgrille.com/About/Main.asp An experience he hopes he can treat me to before we leave the area! Phillip was the guest of Chariman Bill Young who is the Minority Chair for Appropriations. He said it was an absolutely incredible experience-being in the same place as so many political power players. Additionally, upon leaving the gallery as he and his hosts stopped in the hallway a man came up to greet Chairman Young and his wife, and in turn they introduced Phillip-that man was none other than Michael J. Fox! Even days afterwards you can still hear the excitment in his voice as he retells the story of his trip to Washington and for a history teacher I guess that's as good as it gets!