We left a couple of days early so we could see some sights together.
early Saturday morning we left for the 2 hour drive to
Gettysburg National Military Park.
has to be one of the most beautiful buildings
I have ever seen.
I have ever seen.
Stunning architecture. Beautiful paintings and carvings.
We found that most of the historic buildings in Washington DC have
lots of symbolism.
(read Dan Brown's 'The Lost Symbol')
On Tuesday through the same congressman's office I was invited to tour
the White House. Rick was not able to come because of meetings.
Unfortunately I have no pictures because you're not able to
bring anything on the tour.
No purses or cameras or even lip or hand lotion.
I had to go through 3 checkpoints where
they checked my ID and crossed my
name off of their lists. While there I looked out a window and happened
to see President Obama boarding his helicopter. It was pretty cool.
Give respect where it is due, he is our President.
After the White House tour I walked to the Ford Theater
and went to the museum and then a short 2 man play they
put on about the assasination of President Lincoln.
From there I walked over
to the National Gallery of Art.
Could spend days there.
Wednesday I went to the US Botanic Garden...
It was the most peaceful place. Everyone spoke in hushed tones.
It felt 'reverent' there. Beautiful displays
of plants, flowers, trees and shrubs.
What wonderful creations!
Then over to the US Holocaust Memorial Museum.
On Thursday before we left to the airport we stopped by the
Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
There is a wonderful visitors center there with a huge emphasis on families.
Thanks for joining me on this travelog posting.
Washington DC is an amazing place with so much history. It's
hard to convey all the sites it has to offer. But one thing is for sure...
I'm grateful I'm an American!