Not In Jersey: Trip to D.C. Part 3–More Monuments Trip to D.C. Part 3–More Monuments - Not In Jersey

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Trip to D.C. Part 3–More Monuments

Having just left the Washington Monument, we continued our tour around the National Mall. We first came upon the World War II Memorial.

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Yes, we are from Kansas!

From there, we continued to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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We made it to the Lincoln Memorial, another iconic memorial that required tons of pictures!

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Next up was a walk around the Tidal Basin, a part of the Mall where neither Dave nor I had been before. The first stop there was the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial.

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Views as we walked around the basin:

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The FDR Memorial:

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FDR had a Scottie, just like we did!

Finally, we reached the Jefferson Memorial.

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By then, although I’m usually fine walking long distances, my legs were killing me and I thought I’d fall over and be unable to continue! But we still had to walk back to the metro station! Luckily I made it just fine, because we still had one more day left in Washington D.C. – stay tuned for more!

10 comments:

Janine Huldie said...

Beautiful views, but like you not sure I would have been able to do all that walking sadly now either!

tamarsb said...

Ah! This is making me miss DC. So glad you had a great chance to tour the monuments!

Carol said...

I have lived in DC for about 30 years so I'm happy to be reminded of how beautiful a city it truly is.

Even uptown away from the monuments is beautiful - old architecture, lots of trees, flowers, old brick, stone and wooden buildings and homes since the zoning regulations are very strict and historical societies are very active in preserving the essence of the city.

MilitaryWifeandPugLife said...

These pictures are awesome! Thanks for sharing them with us!

Desiree @ Macke Monologues said...

The National Mall is one of my favorite places to visit! It makes for a pretty spectacular run, too.
I haven't been able to spend much time at the Tidal Basin, nor the Jefferson Memorial. Just more reasons to go back to D.C.
I have to ask, how did the kids enjoy all of these monuments and history? And, were you able to go up into the Washington Monument?

Dara said...

I feel like it was worth it!

Dara said...

it's a great place to visit.

Dara said...

it is a wonderful city, for sure.

Dara said...

glad you liked them!

Dara said...

The Tidal Basin was really nice. The kids did seem to enjoy the monuments and the history! I didn't hear any complains. No, we didn't get tickets to go up the Washington Monument. I think I went up as a kid, but not since!