Monday, October 18, 2010

Washington DC

I visited Washington DC for the first time. It was amazing.  I met up with Christy, Michael, and his mom for a few days of sight-seeing.  We walked all over downtown DC.  It is a great town to be a tourist in.  We saw so much but there’s still a ton left to see.  I definitely want to go back someday.
 The Friendship Gate

 The Musuem of American History had lots of interesting artifacts. Like Julia Child's kitchen,  
Judy Garland's ruby slippers from The Wizard of Oz, Kermit, George Washington's uniform.


Walked The National Mall - The Washington Monument

The World War II Memorial

The Vietnam War Memorial - This is my favorite picture that I took on the trip.  Just as the sun was setting, making the granite wall look like glass.

The Korean War Memorial

We got to the Lincoln Memorial after the sunset.  This was my favorite monument. So majestic.

The White House

The National Air and Space Museum

Toured the US Capitol Building. The Rotunda is incredible.


The National Archives - got to see originals of the US Constitution, Declaration of Independence, and The Bill of Rights.
The National Gallery of Art - there was an awesome special exhibit of French impressionists, most of my favorite artists.   

Our last stop was Ford's Theatre where President Lincoln was shot.  While it is still a working theatre, they keep the booth set up the way it was that fateful night.  It was very interesting to hear all the facts of that day.

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