I have been to Washington DC on three separate occasions now, and on none of them was I able to give it the time and attention I would have liked to! Seems like it’s never the destination, but just a stop along the journey to somewhere else.
It is always worth a visit though, no matter the length. For one, to visit with overly friendly squirrels:
First priority is always to pay respects at the Vietnam Memorial Wall.
We have visited so many memorials, battlefields, and graveyards, each one with its own story, but some of them carry something extra; a weight that can’t really be defined. This is one of them. I have no personal connection to the war or anyone who fought in it, but it is an intense experience to walk along that wall and read the names. Nearly 60,000 people. I can’t even comprehend that, but this is the closest I can come to it.
The Vietnam Women’s Memorial:
The Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool.
The Lincoln Memorial.
First time we’ve gone up the stairs and actually seen the statue
Love checking out some of the statues and architecture as we walked through the city.
Not the best view of the White House, especially for Sierra’s first time seeing it! But hey, that just figures.
Of course, our favorite thing to find in any location is a surprise bit of nature and the wild. These birds were gorgeous, and the surrounding water and trees were a nice deep breath.
Time to go, too soon, but a long drive home ahead!