Crinoids were common seafloor animals during the Paleozoic era. They waved with the currents, like meadow grasses in a breeze. Starfish relatives, crinoids used their “arms” to filter food from the water. This fossil was at the Burke Museum, on the University of Washington’s campus, in Seattle. We saw it last year. I had business then in Seattle and Anne joined me afterwards for spring break. We were royally hosted by Jay and Carl. This spring break we are headed east to the other Washington, the District of Columbia. We plan on seeing all of the monuments or at least as many as we can. We will do the museums, but try not to overdo them. Weather permitting, we will do some bicycling. DC has a kiosk based bike rental system that looks similar to the one that we experienced in Montreal. We have an appointment at the capital, where one of our senator’s aids will tour us through the building. We’re flying and when we arrive plan to use Metro to get around, but also expect to do a lot of walking. We are well stocked with tour books, so we should be able to find a decent meal or two. And of course we will be taking lots and lots of pictures. It should be a lot of fun for a pair of old fossils like us.