I am finally finishing up Washington DC.
I think I have been putting it off because my favorite pic accidentally got replaced.
It was one Tyler took of me right before we left Washington DC.
I was standing about a mile away from the Washington Monument ( See last pic of Tyler in this post) in front of the capital building trying to make it look like I had the Washington Monument in the palm of my hand. It was a fun pic! But it is gone, unless somehow I can recover the deleted picture from my camera. It wasn't on the card because the card was full by then so it is actually on the camera memory.
After resting up and changing clothes at the hotel we headed right back to the hub of attractions.
At this point it is only 1:30.
Tyler and I really wanted to see the Holocaust Museum.
He had done a huge project at the end of the school year over the Holocaust and was really interested.
We were not allowed to take pics of the displays…
Here is a pic from the outside.
We spent a couple of hours in here and I still felt rushed.
Tyler at one point looked at me and said “How could this happen?”
I’ve have wondered that myself… One evil man Have you ever noticed that if you add a “D” to evil you get devil.
The point was Never Forget.
Don’t let this happen again.
Just thinking about it as I type has tears running down my face.
Next we headed to the Air and Space Museum….
This picture makes me laugh… I look tired but Tim looks exhausted..
Remember he hasn’t slept for about 30 hours in this pic
Tyler is taking the pic and he is saying “Dad looks terrible!”
So we try again….A little improvement, very little
I am not sure what Tyler said here but obviously we found it funny…
This was a huge rocket you could go inside of.
More walking back to the truck…
Tyler taking a break
Jefferson Monument, this is as close as we got.
Next we headed across the river to Arlington Cemetery
My shoulder hurt from carrying my purse so Tim carried it awhile.
It was a good look :) What a great guy!! Thanks Honey
We decided to take the tour tram… we were so tired of walking.
Here the guys are waiting for the next tram. I think Tyler is smiling because we don’t have to walk!!!
I cannot even begin to describe how big this place is!!!!!
The graves of John F Kennedy, his wife Jackie, infant son Patrick, and Infant daughter ( no name, I thought that was kind of odd)
See no name just “Daughter” She must have been still born?
Son Patrick…He was born 5 and a half weeks early and only lived for 2 days.
I never realized that minor children and spouses could be buried at Arlington.
Next we saw the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the unknown soldiers…
Next we saw Arlington house…
From the front
From the side… pictures just don’t do it justice
Look at the view from here of Washington…
It was amazing…notice the airplane…All day long, every few minutes an airplane would fly in. I can’t even imagine how many people go and come in a day.
ARLINGTON HOUSE ALSO SITS ABOVE THE KENNEDY GRAVE SITE.
waiting for the next Tram to pick us up… I think they are ready to be done!!
We left Arlington around 7:00 pm and started driving around looking for a place to eat.
We did drive by the Pentagon but I was too tired to even get out my camera.
We ended up picking up Wendy’s and heading back to the hotel to eat.
We didn’t get to the hotel till 9:30.
Long LOOOOOONNNNNNGGG DAY!!!!
The next morning we packed up had are free breakfast…
and headed out for a closer look of the Capital building before we headed home.
Statue of Grant in front of Capitol Building
Finally looking toward the monument….
And this is where I would have put the really cool pic of me seemingly holding the monument between my hands…. SIGH!!
I probably should have broke this last post in to at least 2 but I was ready to be done with this…
I mean I still haven’t even posted my lake pics yet!
Plus here are a few tempting pics of my favorite new snack/meal
Making a fruit parfait
Fresh fruit, Light and Fit vanilla yogurt (the best) Fiber one cereal on top.
Granola is probably better but if your counting points and calories I would stick with Fiber 1.
Have a great Day!