Oh, to be a kid again. Starting summer vacation and looking forward to camp, instead of slogging through hearings and counting the days until Congress goes on recess.
No matter your age, you can get a taste of youthful abandon: The annual Soap Box Derby is running on Capitol Hill Saturday, and the events Web site features a nifty kids-eye-view video. Check out what its like to careen down Constitution Avenue in a flimsy little car the way the soapbox drivers do (click on the Virtual Ride feature).
Sip on a juice box, then get back to (sigh) work.
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Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.