Friday, February 22, 2008

Pictorial: Washington, DC.

Another update! This was Matthew's first time to see our nation's capital and of course, he loved it! It was a beautiful sunny day and we had a great time walking around. Sadly, the American History museum is closed until the fall, so the museum Matthew has most wanted to go to his entire life is a no go on this round. BUT... I suppose that means we'll be back! We did check out the Air and Space museum and then walked around to some of the memorials. It was about a 40 minute drive to the subway stop and then about 15 minutes into the city -- its so close! So... we WILL return!

For now, here are a few of the shots we got! Most of these are by monsieur Matthew- you have to be armed with a camera on your first time in DC!

The pictures are a random smattering of numerous photos- thought I'd spare you looking through every single Washington Monument angle :)

The Wright Bro's plane- we're talking the first thing to fly made by man in the form of an airplane that we know about! WOW!


And that's all for Air and Space museum pics..... Our on the mall:


There's our nation's capital! I always forget how BIG it is.

Directly on the other side of the previous picture, the Washington monument!




Close up.

This is at the VERY lovely World War II Monument. This is the newest monument in DC and I hadn't seen it until this trip. Here is a picture of Matthew standing by Kansas- there is a picture of his Grandpa Teter standing next to it (he served as a bomb-loader during WWII in England and is, as you guessed, from Kansas).


WWII Memorial.

I love this picture so much.


The Lincoln.


From Lincoln looking back on ol' Washington.


The Whitehouse.

Matthew and the White house!


We had a great time in DC. We both love the city and it is definitely on the list of possible post-KY places to live, though as you might guess there is one city in particular that, for both of us, rings in ahead of our Nation's capital.

3 comments:

Ashley said...

SO much fun. I have never been to DC and really want to go. These pictures make me want to go even more.

Mel said...

Fun, fun, fun...FUNNNNN. Oh my goodness. How I long for the east coast!

Whitney said...

Granddad was telling stories of WWII while we were at the Memorial and Dad slugged me saying "Are you listening to this? This is important!" Hells Bells Dad I'm 20-some odd years old! Of course I'm listening, I'm not some punk-ass teenager with my ipod shoved in my ears! It was funny.