Monday, September 6, 2010

Lincoln Memorial - DC

We took a quick family trip to Washington DC on Saturday. It was a glorious day for a road trip. We couldn't have asked for finer weather. It was my first time to visit our nation's capitol and I loved every moment of it. We spent the entire afternoon on the National Mall, and didn't even scratch the surface of all the things to see there.

The Lincoln Memorial was actually the last thing that we saw that day.
Once we got to the Lincoln Memorial I climbed a few of the steps and turned around. That's when I saw the Reflecting Pool, Washington Monument and the Capitol building together. It was just a poignant moment. We had been all the way down at the Capitol a few hours earlier, and now we were at the other end of the Mall.

Cole rarely keeps his feet on the ground!

On one wall inside the monument is the Gettysburg Address. On the opposite side is Lincoln's presidential speech.
This picture just makes me smile. I love seeing those boys standing in order like that. Just like stair steps!

As you can see from the picture below, there were people from many nationalities there. Hundreds of people were just sitting on the steps that day.

Here we are standing on the steps of the memorial. Behind us you could see the Washington Monument and the US Capitol building. The gal that graciously took our photo, needed to scoot over just a bit more to capture the sights. But the people in the picture are still cute! :)

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