Our trip to DC last week was really fabulous. Not only did we get to hang out with Hillary and her family but we also got to see so much. Honestly, I am astounded at how much we crammed into the 3 days we had in the city.
I could show you lots of pictures but I won’t bore you with that. Instead, I’ve selected just a few of my favorites. The highlights, if you will.
Dale was thrilled that we were able to visit Ford’s Theater.
We found the name of Peter Moskos on the wall. He was from our town and Dale knows his family. Finding his name really personalized the wall for us.
I call this one “Mr. Dale Goes to Washington.” There are plenty more like this – Dale at the Washington Monument, Dale at the Lincoln Memorial, etc. Be glad I only chose a couple.
I was very pleased that we got to see the World War II Memorial this time since I missed it last year. It’s huge and really impressive and frankly, quite magnificent.
There were loads of things we saw and did that I don’t have pictures of. Like lunch at the Old Ebbitt Grill and dinner at Union Station. (They have happy hour in DC and that makes the Massachusetts visitors very happy.) We also saw the original Star Spangled Banner, Lincoln’s Top hat that he wore the night he was assassinated, the surrender flag from the Civil War, the furniture from Appomattox Court house, the Seinfeld puffy shirt, Kermit the Frog and Oscar the Grouch, Minnie Pearl’s hat and the Ruby Slippers, and the Hope diamond. We saw several of our country’s most important documents like the Magna Carta, the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. The 19th Amendment, the Louisiana Purchase and the homestead papers of Charles Ingalls were also on display at the National Archives.
As much as we saw, I still feel like we’ve only scratched the surface of all that DC has to offer. We’re just going to have to go back!