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.
I 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:
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.
On 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:
Have 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.