Maryland Sheep & Wool was fun, it’s true, but the thing I was most excited about doing on this trip was seeing the nation’s capital for the first time. Yes indeed, I have never been to DC and I’ve wanted to go since I was a little girl. Let me say right up front: I was not disappointed! I saw everything I wanted to see in the short amount of time we had and it was just enough to wet my appetite for a return trip.
Hillary is an excellent hostess and tour guide. She arranged tickets for us on a Tourmobile that allowed us to hit all the hot spots in just one day.
The Capital. Apparently I am more patriotic than I ever realized because I got goosebumps when we pulled up in front. Either that or I’m just a dork. The senate was in session while we were there (you can tell because there’s an American flag flying over the senate building) and we saw a cat on a leash – how funny is that?
We toured the Botanical Gardens. I took lots and lots of pictures there. Lots.
The Lincoln Memorial is truly impressive. The view of the reflecting pool with the Washington Monument is gorgeous. And the statue of Lincoln is truly awe inspiring. I actually had tears in my eyes when I looked up at him. I told you I was a dork.
We also saw:
The Vietnam Wall, the Korean War Memorial, and The White House. That was just Friday!
On Sunday we went back and visited the Jefferson Memorial.
While not as moving as the Lincoln Memorial it’s still pretty impressive in its own right.
We also visited the FDR Memorial. This one wasn’t on my list but Hillary kept telling me I’d love it and she was right. It really tells his story and it’s very well done.
I took loads and loads of photos – I’ve got enough Eye Candy Friday content for a long time to come. If you’re interested you can see them all on my flickr page.
All too soon it was time for me to head home. It was a whirlwind tour, it’s true, but it was really beautiful and I’m so glad I went. Thanks again, Hillary and family for hosting me. In the words of The Terminator, I’ll be back.