When the workshop ended Friday afternoon, it was go time for Michelle and I take see as much of DC as possible. We went and saw the White House (from a forced distance) when we arrived on Saturday. Since the workshop ran morning till night during the week, we didn’t get to see much. We walked quite a bit and Jonas was a little trooper. Here he is waiting for the metro.
We decided to take advantage of the free walking tour of DC. It was voted the #1 thing to do in DC. Our tour guide was awesome and very energetic. He taught us a lot about the history of the United States. He works for tips and was worth totally worth. It was hard trying to stop and take photos while trying to keep up with the group. One day of site seeing was not enough. We will definitely go back to DC sometime because we really enjoyed the city quite a bit. The people were surprisingly friendly and there was just so much to do. I was disappointed we didn’t get to hit as many museums as I wanted. The only one we managed was the crime and punishment museum which was awesome. We have to go back one day soon and bring friends along as well.
The Washington Monument is impressive to say the least. 555 feet straight up to forever immortalize their first president.
Here is the World War II memorial. All 50 states and their territories are represented and each star on the wall represent a fallen solider. I believe that’s what our fast talking tour guide said.
The Vietnam War memorial was amazing. The design, the look, the feel and the impact. Of course it touches home a bit knowing these soldiers died for my people for our freedom. I paid my respects with a moment of silence and read as many names as I could before losing my tour group.
The most impressive monument we saw in DC was definitely the Lincoln memorial. So much history was made here including Martin Luther King’s “I have a dream” speech. The monument is definitely greek inspired. But the statue of Abraham Lincoln was a sight to be seen! WOW!! It was magnificent. I could feel his presence when I was in there. I didn’t know too much about what all Abe did, but after doing some reading, I must say he was quite the man. Americans could use a man like him again in power.
Here’s where Martin Luther King stood when he made his historic speech on August 28th, 1963.
Time to hop the metro again and go home!!