Monuments and Memorials




We spent Saturday visiting several memorials. We began at the Lincoln Memorial and moved up the mall through the Vietnam and World War II Memorials and then up to the top of the Washington Memorial.






We finished our morning by visiting the Library of Congress. We got to gaze down at the spectacular reading room and see the Gutenberg Bible. The girls were real troopers with all the walking.







Lunch was at another great monument (in H's eyes anyway) to Rock and Roll. I can't say much more than that about it except maybe to acknowledge that we are now traveling with a pre-teen :)





It turned out that the Hard Rock Cafe is located next to Ford's Theater--where Abraham Lincoln was assassinated. Unfortunately the theater was closed, but we turned around and there was the house where he was taken after he was shot. So, we went on in and learned a bit more about those historic events.



We ended our day back at the Embassy Suites where we enjoyed the pool, hot tub, and the TWO-HOUR "Manager's Reception" which is an open bar with snacks and big-screen movie for the kids. Gotta love it.

We arrived home today to only 3 more inches of snow in our driveway, lots of dirty laundry, and wonderful memories. I even got some work done :)

anthromama  – (February 24, 2008 at 8:46 PM)  

Isn't it great to be home? You guys packed a lot into this trip, and it sounds like it was well worth it. Thanks for the tip on the Embassy Suites for next time...our hotel in Alexandria was awful!

Dawn  – (February 25, 2008 at 9:59 AM)  

The Library of Congress looks spectacular. Thanks for sharing all your pictures of what looks like an amazing trip. Embassy Suites is or favorite place to stay; it works so well with kids. Welcome home.

Lisa Anne  – (February 25, 2008 at 8:29 PM)  

Whew! I always feel I need to take a vacation after I go on vacation. There is always a big readjustment period for me, I went to France for three months a couple of years ago and it took me just as long to get my bearings once we got home. Welcome Home!

Poppy & Mei  – (February 26, 2008 at 3:15 AM)  

Wow! Great trip!
Thanks so much for sharing it...Xxx

Tracy  – (February 26, 2008 at 3:39 PM)  

Welcome back! What a great place to take your children : )

Tomtemama  – (February 26, 2008 at 4:48 PM)  

I've tagged you on my blog...You're it!!!

Lisa  – (February 26, 2008 at 5:34 PM)  

It looks like you had a fantastic trip, shame there's always piles of laundry when you get home!
Lisa (UK)

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