7.31.2009

Day Three

Today was the day we were going to receive a tour of the Capitol by the best tour guide in the entire world! Nooo, entire universe! Buuuut before that happened ... We checked out the Library of Congress ...




You might recall the above photo in National Treasure!

After the Library of Congress we went to the Supreme Court ...



{Here the hair and humidity are fighting again ... Pig tails. Seriously. I was desperate. Pretend I don't look like I am five-years-old. kthanksbye.}



The above photo is actually a miniature replica {liiike, one foot wide etc.} of the Supreme Court room ... The real room was closed off to visitors. But this is what it looks like. :)


We then took a skip and a jump over to Adam's office to begin our tour of this place:




This photo exists just to mock this one.

Meanwhile, back on the tour ...


It is considered extremely lucky to stand on this spot. Back in the day, people wanted George Washington to be buried there. Yes. There. In some crazy vault thing below. Kind of gross. Kind of creepy. But now I am lucky, so whatev.



A picture with the most bestest tour guide ever. :)



A statue of Ronald Regan. Did you know this is the third most photographed statue in the world????


It was then off to a bizillion memorials. First was the World War II Memorial ...


Lincoln Memorial ...


I swear I have seen the building in the background before ... maybe on a quarter or a nickel or something!




Sitting on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial {obviously what you see in the distance is the Washington Monument}. Now would be an appropriate time to tell you all that I became obsessed with sitting on this vacation. Anything that served a purpose as a bench, I fell madly in love with. Including these stairs.


Vietnam Memorial ...


Korean War Memorial:



FDR Memorial ...


There was way more to this memorial, but I loved this quote. "The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today. Let us move forward with strong and active faith."


Thomas Jefferson Memorial ...



I heart the above photo because it shows the grandeurness of the pillars etc.


We then got memorialed out. We saw these spiffy paddle boats in the Tidal Basin so we decided to go ...



It was so flaming hot that we had to use the umbrella for shade. We.were.sweating.up.a.storm. And I wasn't even paddling!! :)

The Jefferson Memorial from our paddle boat:


We then met up with Adam again to see the most dysfunctional team baseball play against the second most dysfunctional baseball team. The Nationals verses the Padres.


I like them lots (the people in the photo, neither baseball team). :)


Best part of the game ... They have a Presidents' race ... I laughed and laughed and laughed. Here is Abe outrunning George. Better luck next time, Washington.

And now you were thinking day three would never end! Phew! :)

3 comments:

Krystal said...

(putting on my teacher hat) - the Lincoln Memorial is on the penny :) (thanks, hat off now)...

you rock the pigtails so no worries there... I can't believe how many memorials and monuments they have there.... but I also love the FDR quote... sooo good!

Mike said...

520

Meg said...

I finished day 3. 10 more stars for me.

You did see A LOT of memorials. Cool.

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