We took advantage of the time between the sail and powerboat shows to do a little sight-seeing with our friend and fellow Pearson 365 owner Dirk, who spent the day giving us the grand tour of Washington DC. Our East coast blog readers may be familiar with these sights, but to people like us born and raised in California, it's sure different seeing the places in person rather than on TV.
One of the great developments that came out of the tour, as that Lori now wants to take THIRD DAY through the Panama Canal and spend some time cruising and living on the East Coast, so THANKS DIRK!
Symbol of Power and Freedom
The statue of President Lincoln was as big as I had seen in pictures but to see his statue and read the words on the wall helped me see into the pictures and beyond the dates on the history books.
OK, this one was hard. I had to walk away from this boy looking at names as I had started to cry. The enormity of sacfirice of this war and all wars was very heavy on my heart.
Korean War Memorial
From what I understand the artist who planned this memorial made it so that you see the reflectoins of the soldiers along side the people walking by. These soldiers helped people who they did not know or would ever meet.
Library of Congress
I will get lost here someday--on purpose
US Supreme Court
Rich and Dirk are walking up the steps
US Supreme Court
Looking up from strength and Justice to the top of the Supreme Court
Posidon Fountain in front of the Library of Congress
As a person who lives on the ocean, I had to have a picture of Posidon.
Homes in DC
It is a brautiful area.
The Marina Lori wants to Move to!
I just have to talk Rich into it.....
The Prettiest Boat we have seen here in Annapolis....Dirk's Pearson 365!