Sometimes I wonder how we got around before the days of GPS -- we located our intended destinations and flew around, parking where we could, eating in the car and walking the sites quickly so we could see everything on our list.
Being in Washington reminded me how much I dislike large cities. They're good for young people, but the older I get, the more I like small towns.
Here's what we saw...
|Wayne saw President Grant ... more dead generals.|
|Me in front of the capitol building -- |
yes, it's cold
|At the Lincoln Memorial. |
No, we did not walk up all those steps to see Mr. Lincoln in that chair.
|I was eating when Wayne took this one of me along the Mall corridor. |
Notice all the trash everywhere. The protesters are trashy, I suppose.
|The Jefferson Memorial is getting a repair|
|Guarding the Tomb of The Unknown Soldier|
|Mast of the Maine|
|Grave of Audie Murphy|
|Tombstone of Heavyweight Champion, Joe Louis|
|Monuments to Astronauts who died in service|
|John F. Kennedy grave|
|Grave of Robert Kennedy|
Later we saw the memorials to the Korean and Vietnam war dead. This was particularly special to us both.
|The Korean War Memorial -- eerie. |
They look like ghosts in the photograph.
|The Vietnam War Memorial|
|Bub at the Vietnam Wall.|
This was our first time to see the wall.
|The Vietnam War Wall is in the background.|
The Vietnam War Memorial statues to his left.