Friday, July 6, 2012

Sightseeing in Washington, D.C.

With the Fourth of July behind us, I am wrapping up the last of our family vacation.  The last two days, I really lost myself in our nation's capital and it never even crossed my mind to get any photos of me.  This is how I saw D.C.: Magical and absolutely beautiful.  I am so proud to be an American.
Robert E. Lee's Mansion at the entrance of Arlington National Cemetery.
Lee was never the legal owner, the home belonged to his wife,
who was a descendant of George Washington.
The tomb of the Unknown Soldier
The Changing of the Guard
After the Arlington National Cemetery, we visited the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and that was gut wrenching.  They don't allow photos in the museum, but it just allowed us to really get the full experience.  We then took an evening photo tour with Gray Line Tours and that was such a highlight for me.  I really enjoyed the driver's commentary and knowledge, plus the opportunity to take so many photos.  I hope you enjoy them, too!
US Capitol Building
US Marine Corps War Memorial
often referred to as the Iwo Jima Memorial
Lincoln Memorial by night
That is Mr. Fantastic and his boys at the FDR Memorial, it is stunning at night
The Washington Monument from across the Tidal Basin
Thomas Jefferson Memorial
Our last day was spent entirely at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum.  I already want to go back because I just think of all the things we were unable to squeeze in!

Apollo Lunar Landing Re-Creation
Cassette Tapes are now a part of Smithsonian History.
Our kids wouldn't know what to do with cassettes!
Emilio Pucci Designed Flight Attendant Costumes for Braniff International Airlines
Emilio Pucci Stewadess uniforms for Braniff International Airlines
I loved the bubble helmet to keep the flight attendant's hair in place!
I love to travel in general, but I really loved Washington, D.C. and learning so much.

Where is your next vacation taking you?

1 comment:

Tell me what you think, but be nice! You catch more flies with sugar than spice!