Those who held the interest of ancient Rome were often brought to the city to inspire awe. The idea being that if the foreign powers saw the majesty of Rome they may choose to join with Rome rather than resist their rule.
So, today we took Michael and JT around our Eastern Market stomping grounds to see where we started, and our continuing operation.
And then we hit up the Botanical Gardens, Natural History, and Air and Space Museums. The Air and Space Museum was my absolute favorite museum as a kid. PEOPLE WENT INTO SPACE!!! Also, my dad would always get me Space Ice Cream.
Helping some diplomats take a photo outside the Botanical Gardens.