Thursday, September 29, 2011

Washington DC Trip Day 3

Day 3 ended up being a very long day. Fun, but long.

We probably walked 3.5 trillion miles today.

We started the day off with breakfast in the hotel. A quick metro ride, and we were back down in the National Mall. The weather seemed to be nice, so we were going to walk and see all the monuments.

Spirits were high. I have a hat.

They are currently working on the Washington Monument because there is a crack in it from the earthquake that happened about a month ago. You know if a woman were in charge of that project it would be finished and the fine people of America could go up inside the monument, like our forefathers intended.

The World War II Memorial was next on the circuit. It was really nice, I'm partial to fountains.

Each end of the memorial had these big wreath things..they were neat.

Next would be the famous Reflecting Pool...oh no's a giant mud hole. Way to go America, no Washington Monument, no Reflecting Pool...geeze, why did we even bother? The length of the pool probably wouldn't have seen like it took an eternity if there was some water to look at, but water. It was almost lunch time, and my feet were feeling like bloody stumps.

Chillin' with Lincoln.

The Vietnam War Memorial.

There are no happy faces for Jon.

But because of his excellent photography skills, I am a magical unicorn!

The WWI Memorial..not at fancy.

We saw the White House. I hate to say it, but I was a little disappointed.

The Library of Congress.

It was a really pretty building.

However, my traveling companion told me that the Constitution was housed in this is not. To see that particular document, it will require another a different building.

On the bright side, there was a beautiful fountain out in front of the building.

We got the thumbs up for our Capitol building.

The Rotunda. We spent entirely too much time to just get a picture of this. We had to be part of a group, and walk with the group and wait for the group to get to the elevator...I really just wanted to take pictures and leave. Our "guide" wasn't really a guide at all. All we wanted was to take the remnants of our bloody foot-stumps back to the metro station and back to the hotel.

We were so exhausted that we ate in the restaurant at the top of our hotel. We're turning in early tonight. Slated for tomorrow is one of the Air and Space Museums, the U.S. Botanical Gardens, and the National Archives...where the Constitution lives.


1 comment:

  1. 1 - i read the first sentence as only 3.5 miles and thought, "that's not so bad!" but 3.5 TRILLION miles is much more.
    2- seems like you're having a good time!