Thursday, August 10, 2006

Washington D.C. pictures

Remember that trip we took? Well I'm finally getting around to sharing a few photos ...

Wednesday July 26th we spent the day in D.C. -- it was hot and humid and sunny and we walked A LOT (ask Megan about her blisters) in part because Nessa hated the tour bus and SCREAMED the short time we were on it ... luckily the bad parts are quickly fading from memory though. :-)

Here's Megan in front of the White House or at least as close as we could get to the White House without getting tickets months earlier (we didn't try). When I was a little younger than Megan I went with my parents and sat right on the steps of the White House -- times have changed since the 70s.

Shawn took this picture of the rest of us at the FDR Memorial. I'm ashamed to say I didn't even know this memorial was there until we went there (it was built in 1997 -- I had last visited D.C., well, um maybe 1991 or so) -- and it was the most moving memorial for me and walking through it was a very emotional part of the day. I highly recommend going to see it if you are in the D.C. area. Here's a link about it:

And here Megan and I are at the Lincoln Memorial which we found out is how Megan expected all of the memorials to be (big statues of *people*).

We also saw a few of the other memorials while we were there and saw Union Station because that's where we parked because it was close to the tour bus -- you know, the one that we were hardly able to ride after that initial trip ... it was a longer walk from the White House to Union Station than I thought. :-)

All in all it was a nice day though and we ended it by sending Megan home with Grandpa and Grandma Brooks while Shawn, Nessa and I had a wonderful supper and delightful evening visiting friends in the D.C. area.

More vacation photos soon ... and as always, you should be able to click on the pictures to see them larger (will take awhile to load on slow connections)

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