Washington D.C. - Our Trip to Get Away from the Rain (it worked!)
April 25 -28, 2005
The Washington Monument at Sunset
25/04/2005 6:45:29 PM

At 500 hundred high it is quite an impressive site. That line on the left is a jet leaving Dulles airport.

Arlington Cemetery in Full Bloom
26/04/2005 10:34:45 AM

The Vietnam Wall
26/04/2005 1:07:34 PM

Quite an impressive yet low key monument to the Vietnam vets who didn't make it back.

The World War II Memorial
26/04/2005 2:03:02 PM

The World War II Memorial honours the 16 million who served in the armed forces of the U.S., the more than 400,000 who died, and all who supported the war effort from home. Symbolic of the defining event of the 20th Century, the memorial is a monument to the spirit, sacrifice, and commitment of the American people. The Second World War is the only 20th Century event commemorated on the National Mall’s central axis.

The memorial opened to the public on April 29, 2004 and was dedicated one month later on May 29. It is located on 17th Street, between Constitution and Independence Avenues, and is flanked by the Washington Monument to the east and the Lincoln Memorial to the west. The memorial is now operated by the National Park Service and is open to visitors 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The Peace Monument
The Peace Monument
27/04/2005 3:13:22 PM

The white marble Peace Monument was erected in 1877-1878 to commemorate the naval deaths at sea during the Civil War. The 44-foot-high monument stands in the circle to the west of the Capitol at Pennsylvania Avenue and First Street, N.W In memory of the officers, seamen and marines of the United States Navy who fell in defense of the Union and liberty of their country, 1861-1865," this sculptural group has also been called the Naval Monument.

The Capitol Building
27/04/2005 3:25:15 PM
In Front of Union Station
27/04/2005 3:35:02 PM

Things Bloom a Little Earlier Than Here
27/04/2005 3:36:06 PM

The Two Myrna's in the Washington Cathedral
28/04/2005 11:00:54 AM

It took 83 years to build the Washington Cathedral which was finally completed in September 1990. It is rated the 6th largest cathedral in the world by some people. It's hard to believe that there are 5 bigger ones in the world

Paul's DISCOUNT Liquor
28/04/2005 11:36:20 AM

As you can see by all the pictures, the weather was great, however:

Our original plan was to go to Cleveland (to visit the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame) and then drive to Washington DC. Because we left a day later than anticipated, we decided to skip the Cleveland detour. This turned out to be the best decision ever made. Cleveland received almost 2 feet of snow on Sunday and Monday (April 24-25) with snow banks up to 4 feet. We would have driven straight into it.


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