Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Washington DC, June 2012 Part I

The day after Ken's memorial at Arlington was set aside by the family to play tourist.  We split up to see the sights and museums.  Bill and I had been in DC several times before and felt like we knew our way around.  Doug, David and the granddaughters had never been to the Nation's capital so it all a grand adventure.

The first adventure was the Metro subway.  No biggie for me but the girls found it intimidating in someways.  San Diego doesn't have subways.

 The Washington Monument was closed to anyone wanting to climb it because of earthquake damage.  There were lots of signs explaining the damage and the plans for repairs.

 The World War II memorial is awesome.  Pools and fountains, lots of plaques honoring all the countries involved and the people lost.

 David at the WWII

David and Bill at the WWII monument

The White House courtesy of  a great zoom lens.

The Lincoln Memorial from the WWII monument.

 The Vietnam Memorial

 The Lincoln Memorial
The Washington Monument from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.

The reflecting pool was empty and under construction.
DC War Memorial

 David holding up a tree, Washington Monument in the background.  Some of the trees along the paths are beautiful, massive and very old.

 Korean War Memorial

The entrance to the WWII memorial.

 The Jefferson Memorial
Lincoln's statue inside the memorial

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