Wow it has been a while...
I am sorry
I have not been feeling 100% and My computer is yet again acting up and it takes forever to write anything much less try to post pictures! FRUSTRATING!!!
Last weekend I visited our Nation's Capital.
We stayed in Crystal city and it was not only a bit cheaper when it came to the hotel room...it was a short train ride a way on the Metro
The first thing we saw was the gorgeous Washington Monument (The Washington Monument is closed for repairs due to an earthquake on August 23, 2011)
Do you know that you can order a flag that has been flown over the capital?All Americans can get a flag that has flown over the U.S. Capitol at a very reasonable price by placing an order directly with your elected members of Congress.
The next day we visited the Smithsonian and it was a blast. The museum consists of many many Museums. I feel that there is no way one can see them all in one day. We decided on the Museum of
Where I took these Pictures...
Dorothy's Ruby slippers
This was one of my favorite exhibits. It is a huge doll house created and donated by Faith Bradford she spent more than 50 years collecting and constructing the mini furnishings. Even after she donated the house she still sent Christmas cards to the little dolls that lived there!
Then off to the First Lady's inaugural dress exhibit
This next exhibit was amazingly inspiring. A testament to four young men who decided that they would make a change
And just a short walk away is the World War II Memorial. We visited there both on the night we arrived in DC and then again the next day.
There are 4,048 gold stars and each star represents one hundred American service personnel who died or who remain missing from WW II
So many Men and Women who died for the freedom we have today
Each pillar with a beautiful stone wreath represents a state
Of course visiting the Lincoln Memorial is awe inspiring.