Miss M goes to Washington

Prompted by Cathy at nomad, interrupted and her fabulous post about our nation’s capitol (do check it out, she takes awesome photos!) I decided to put this post together of my daughter’s first visit to Washington D.C.  I see now that I don’t have that many photos but the day was still very fun and a bit unusual due to the rain.  When you plan something you can’t let the weather stop you right?  Follow along as I show you our rainy day in Washington will you?

We took the metro to the mall and got off near the Smithsonian Institution.  Here’s my sister, myself and our kids who look very tiny in this photo.

we4WA_monumentI can’t remember in what order we saw the handful monuments that we visited that day but we walked all the way to the Lincoln Memorial and back to the same metro station.  We were all exhausted and wet by the time we got back to my sister’s house.

En route we saw the Lincoln Memorial:

Lincoln_memorial

We checked out the WWII memorial.  When I lived in northern Virginia I visited the capital many times.  But this was new since the last time I was there.  My father was a WWII veteran so we really wanted to see this memorial in honor of him.  Interesting aside is that he landed on the beach at Normandy and obviously survived that.  But right before the Battle of the Bulge he had to have an emergency appendectomy.  I might not have been here had he gone on to that battle!  The next several photos are from this memorial.

WWII memorialDad was in the army(8th Infantry of the 4th Division, Company M(Cloverleaf)) so I snapped this:

army,WWII memorialEach state in the memorial has a pillar so I made Miss M stand in front of the state she was born in:

MN pillar

Truman wordsAs you can see it was a rather moist day.  But I do enjoy this photo of the Washington monument in the mist taken from the Lincoln Memorial:

WA monumentLincoln(and the two cousins), one of our nation’s best presidents in my opinion:

LincolnAnd this photo really tells the tale don’t you think?  There were ponchos for sale at the kiosks along the mall and we all geared up for our rainy day.  Here’s the group having lunch with ponchos on:

wet lunchOn our way back to the metro station we walked through the Korean War Memorial.  I guess I only took one photo? It’s a very moving memorial and hubby took some awesome photos of it one trip a while ago.  But I think that was before the digital camera revolution so I’m not able to share them here.  Wish I could, he did a great job documenting it!  So, this one will have to suffice:

Korean war memorialHave you ever been to Washington D.C.? What was your favorite thing to do or see there?  I rather enjoyed visiting the National Gallery of Art on occasion when I lived in the area.  I also enjoyed the tour of the White House.  And my mother and I once visited the Holocaust museum, a very harrowing tour that was.  There are so many museums that I think one could spend an entire week there and still not see everything.

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13 responses to “Miss M goes to Washington

  1. Good on you for braving the weather – I’d have chickened out ;-)

  2. Cool post! I have never visited DC but hope to take Carissa there one day. Scott’s dad was also on a ship but never landed at the beach on Normandy as a ship broke down and he had to go repair it. We credit that breakdown to Scott’s existence!!

    • Thanks Sherry! Wow, I didn’t know that about Scott’s dad. Doesn’t it just give you the chills? It does me whenever I think about my dad’s emergency appendectomy. wow…..

      You would love D.C.!! There is so much to see and there is something for everyone to enjoy, not to mention all the history.

  3. Jueseppi B.

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  4. Shame about the weather, Tobyo. Cathy was much luckier! :)
    Love the photo of the youngsters with Lincoln.

    • She was luckier but it was still a fun day. the weather just shortened it a bit as I think we might have seen one or two more things if it wasn’t raining. besides, who’s got a photo of their family eating lunch with ponchos on? ;) Appreciate the kind comments.

  5. Thanks Toby. Looks like a great trip. We went during the summer and know the “tired of walking” feeling. Take care, BTG

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