|(this is not the Spirit of St. Louis)|
|It looks fake with all the gold foil stuff!|
|Could you be a flight stewardess?|
- Height: Between 5'2 and 5'6
- Weight: No more than 135 lbs
- Age: Between 21 & 26
- Education: 2 years college or nursing degree
- Looks: "Just below Hollywood standards"
Wow! It definitely wouldn't "fly" in today's world! (Ha--forgive the pun!)
Next we headed to the Holocaust Museum. I don't have any photos of this as photography wasn't allowed inside, but it was well worth the visit. It was absolutely horrifying, but so necessary to see and to realize how much evil humans are capable of when they get into a position of power. The videos they played were especially sobering.
|More cherry blossoms!|
|Library of Congress|
|LOVED the architecture|
|Reminded me a bit of Italy|
Next (told you we did a lot!), we headed to the botanical gardens. By this time, my feet were starting to kill me but I was determined to see as much as we could possibly see!
The gardens were well done, and they had a lovely orchid exhibit. I'm a sucker for pretty flowers!
After that, we headed to the White House but unfortunately the President was having a news conference regarding the Trayvon shooting so they had most of the walkways closed down to tourists. You could see all the snipers on the room of the building which was pretty crazy!
After the White House, we went to the National Archives to see the Bill of Rights, the Declaration of Independence, and the Constitution. I was surprised to find that most of these incredibly important documents have faded into being nearly illegible. I'm glad that we have some great methods of preservation currently in place to prevent any further destruction. Again, no photos (one of the prevention methods!).
Finally, we headed down to get to the Lincoln Memorial. We had tried to get there the day before, but missed it because we wanted to be by the cherry blossoms before the sun set. It was a good decision. On the way to the Lincoln Memorial, we passed the Vietnam Memorial. So many names...
I think that all the war memorials in DC are so poignant and done really well. It is crazy how many people have been affected by all the wars.
|Too many to count|
Eventually we made it to our last destination of the evening.
Have any of you been to DC? What was your favorite spot? Did you go to the Holocaust Museum?