Monday, June 29, 2015

washington dc: the monuments

originally i planned on seeing all the monuments, including the white house and capitol.  i had found a walking trail map of them online that showed a 5.7 mile loop.  on day two, however, we were already tired of all our walking on day one plus had other things we wanted to do.  g really wanted to see the washington monument and reflecting pool and i really wanted to see the lincoln memorial, so that's what we set out to do first thing.

as luck would have it, we passed the world war 2 and korean war memorials on our route.

i totally teared up at the world war 2 memorial and again at the lincoln memorial.  thank goodness for sunglasses.

g, on the other hand, wanted to know where the fish were in the reflecting pool.  what?  "i thought there'd at least be some koi?"  yea.  he assumed the reflecting pool was one big stocked pond.  made me laugh.  and so typical.  at least there were ducks.

we got so lucky with the weather.  overcast and low 80s both days.  awesome as we had left the upper 90s with a heat index in the 100s in nashville.

"in this temple as in the hearts of the people for which he saved the union, the memory of abraham lincoln is enshrined forever."  the photographer in me wanted all the people gone for this shot, but really, the people are the reason.

the korean war memorial.  g was especially interested to see this one as his papa was in the korean war and had been telling him about the battery pack that he carried that must have looked a lot like the one the soldier in the foreground is carrying.  this trip was such a great experience for the two of us in so many ways.  stay tuned.  more to come . . .

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