We went to the Washington Giftshop where they have a fake pressroom and oval office set up for photos. Hilarious and great fun.
We went to see the White House today and took the obligatory pics in front.
We went back on the Hop on Hop off bus today because our second day was free and that took us back to stop no 10 – the Lincoln Memorial but also in that vicinity was the Vietnam Memorial, which I wanted to see. I had heard that it was at Arlington Cemetery but it wasn’t – it was near the Lincoln Memorial. The Vietnam Memorial is a highly polished wall in a wide V shape covered in thousands of names of the fallen. The are in alphabetical in order in the year they died.
There are books that look like phone books on stands covered with perspex so that the vetrans or families can locate their loved ones and it gives them the panel number where they can find the name they are looking for. Some people do a rubbing of the name to keep.
The city was wonderful to look around and the weather was phenomenal. We have had 2 days of rain in the whole time we have been away. That is pretty amazing I reckon. Thanks for reading. Any feedback or comments are welcomed.
2 thoughts on “Washington DC, Day 33 of 43”
I continue to be incredibly jealous – though you have brought back some very fine memories. I love reading your posts and looking at the pictures – keep it coming.
I too am enjoying the process. I have forgotten more than I have experienced so am glad for the reference. Will keep at it. Thank you.