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D.C. in a Day

November 30, 2008
We arrived in D.C. after a long drive from Amsterdam, N.Y.  After dropping the trailer at the hotel’s parking lot in Manassas, VA we headed in to explore D.C. at night.  First stop was The Capital Building, all my pictures from that turned out horrible.  We then made our way over to The Jefferson Memorial where I snapped the shot of The Washington Monument reflected on the pond.  D.C. at night was gorgeous.  We had another crisp night, but nothing too cold or unbearable.  We ended up lost trying to find our way around, I’m not sure why we never got the map out.  I think we were just too tired.  But thanks to getting lost (or going on an adventure as I like to call it) we ended up driving through Georgetown.  I would love to spend the day shopping there!
The Washington Monument

The Washington Monument

This is a shot of The Jefferson Memorial.  It is an awe inspiring site, both externally and internally.
The Jefferson Memorial at Night

The Jefferson Memorial at Night

Of course you can’t visit Washington without seeing the White House.  We also had an opportunity to see the National Christmas Tree, they were setting the trains up around it.  We visited the White House Visitors Center and learned a few things.  I also purchased the Official White House Christmas Tree Ornament for 2008.  Marine One flew overhead, not sure what that was about.

The White House

The White House

 I just loved this view below on The Mall, I want this as my driveway! 🙂

Walkway on The Mall

Walkway on The Mall

Here is Mark in front of World War II Memorial.  You can’t see, but in the picture he is hiding my purse.  I think he carried it in D.C. as much as I did so that I could take pictures to my hearts content.

Mark in front of the fountain at The World War II Memorial

Mark in front of the fountain at The World War II Memorial

The Lincoln Memorial was so crowded, but worth a look.  It is a regal monument.  I wish I had not been tired the night before, I think I would have enjoyed it at night.

The Lincoln Memorial

The Lincoln Memorial

We were behind The Linoln Memorial and I was busy looking across the Potomac and this is what I saw when I turned around.  I love the way the Sun was shining through the columns and how Mark was in shadow.  After this shot we walked to the Vietnam Memorial, then over to Arlington National Cemetery, a brief drive by the Pentagon and finally ended at the U.S.M.C. War Memorial (Iwo Jima).
Mark in Shadow behind The Lincoln Memorial

Mark in Shadow behind The Lincoln Memorial

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