Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Washington, D.C.

Here are a few photos from our recent trip to our nation's Capitol. To say this city is lively is certainly an understatement. Before we left, I let my cousin, Herb (who lives in the DC area), know we would be in town for a few days... his immediate response was, " Oh, such a short time, how are you going to see it all?", and he was so right! It would be impossible to take in even one third of this city in several days. So, with 72 hours to fill, we ate our Wheaties, made our must see list and set out.

This first photo is of the Washington Monument of course. I love the way it looks like its growing right out of the garden.

Sam was such a good sport about letting me take his picture a hundred or so times.

Here, at the National Museum of Art, is a pencil by one of my favorite American artists, Mary Cassatt.

Raoul Dufy, The Beach at Sainte-Adresse, 1906

Man in Waiting, 2008

The Lincoln Memorial was top on Sam's list, and you can see why. Amazing.

The Jefferson Memorial from across the Tidal Basin.

This is from the Battle of Iwo Jima. See how small the tourists are in relation to the sculpture? So very powerful.

For three days we hotel hopped and walked and rode the metro and walked some more. It was so memorable. We really didn't want to come home... as usual. Don't get me wrong, we love our great big family but we just think getting away from life's routine is the best gift a couple can give each other. Well, that and an appointment with the massage therapist on the last day of vacation!

Thanks, Babe, you are the best!

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