Day 1 Update - June 7, 2017

posted Jun 7, 2017, 6:01 PM by Ralph Gallo   [ updated Jun 7, 2017, 6:23 PM ]
Today was an excellent first day of our trip!  We had a smooth, traffic-free, ride down to D.C. and cooperative weather (cool and overcast) for all of our outdoor touring.

After visiting the office of NJ Representative Josh Gottheimer, we viewed a brief film and were given an extensive guided tour of the Capitol building.  This was followed by a stop in the Library of Congress and a photo outside the Supreme Court.

For the rest of the afternoon and early evening, our tour guide brought us to the MLK Memorial, FDR Memorial, and Jefferson Memorial.

After that, we took a brief ride into Virginia to drop off our guide and grab dinner. We have just checked into our hotel in Gaithersburg, MD and will be settling in rather quickly.  

The kids should sleep very well (if my watch is correct, we took nearly 14,000 steps and walked almost 7 miles!)

You can view all of my photos from today's action online at

Have a good night.  Feel free to email me if you need to reach out.  Another update to follow tomorrow...

-Mr. Gallo