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Washington, D.C.


I had an opportunity while traveling for a work conference to do a bit of site-seeing – Washington DC is so cool!  I can’t wait to take the kids there when they’re older.  The White House is not as big as you would think.  Pretty cool!  I took a big circle walking from downtown to the White House, around to the WWII memorial, the new MLK memorial, the Lincoln, Vietnam memorials.  Whew!  It’s a longer walk then you would think – by the end of my walk I was so thirsty and had probably walked 4-5 miles!



North White House


South Lawn – White House


The Washington monument is HUGE and you can see it above everything in the city. 





I made a point to see the new Martin Luther King Memorial and WOW – it is amazing!  Especially in these times with wars, injustices, human rights issues, etc. 




Behind the sculpture of MLK is all these sayings he said – I particularly liked this one. 



“I oppose the war in Vietnam because I love America.  I speak out against it not in anger but with anxiety and sorrow in my heart, and above all with a passionate desire to see our beloved country stand as a moral example of the world.”  California 1967


Just take out Vietnam and replace it with Iraq/Afghanistan…







and of course – the Lincoln memorial is Grand.  Stunning.  Amazing!



The reflecting pool is being renovated and is all torn up, someday I want to see it full with water.




The Vietnam Memorial is so elegant and subtle.  It looks so plain until you walk by it and see all the 59,000 names…  and then it hits you.  Being a mother now sure has changed the way it struck me.  Last time I saw this I was pregnant with Alex, but he was still in my tummy…




I saw the most amazing sunsets going back and forth across the country outside the window of my plane.




Anonymous said...

I'm so glad you have had a chance to visit Washington D.C. In March of 1987 I was able to visit it on a business trip. I always wanted to have you and Amelia with me to visit it again. I particularly liked the Smithsonian and the White House tour.