For some reason, blogger is uploading my pictures only a few at a time and in reverse order. I haven’t the inclination to move them all around so you’ll have to bear with a slightly skewed timeline…
The Lincoln Memorial. We also visited the Vietnam Memorial (amazing and incredibly moving), the Korean War Memorial, and the WWII memorial. We didn’t make it to the top of the Washington Monument (definitely want to next time) nor out to the Jefferson Memorial. (Note the umbrellas. Radar indicated rain was imminent so we carried those things around all.day.long. Only rain we got was a few sprinkles while we were standing in line at Ford’s Theatre. Of course, I maintain by carrying around the umbrellas we insured it wouldn’t
The Capitol. Yes, I have my coffee in hand.
Inside the Capitol Rotunda.
The White House. A nice lady from Oklahoma took our picture after my husband took a picture of their family.
Walking. We walked and walked and walked. My husband computed our last day’s mileage once we got home. Eight miles. In one day.
The Library of Congress. Too gorgeous for words.
The boys in front of the Capitol.
Going down the escalator to the metro. We walked a lot but we also grew to be metro experts. LOVE the metro!
Other highlights of the trip include the National Archives (of National Treasure fame), the Supreme Court building, Ford’s Theatre and eating at the Washington landmark Old Ebbitt’s Grill. We also visited a couple of the Smithsonian’s: the Museum of American History and the Air and Space Museum as well as a quick trip to the Museum of Natural History. I was so
excited about the Museum of American History since it was closed during our last trip. It was really fascinating but I missed all the pop culture stuff I thought would be there? I did stand in line forever (and alone) to see the First Lady’s exhibit–very cool.
A wonderful trip. I love DC.