Thursday, November 15, 2007

Washington DC Tour, Continued-OOPS

In the previous blog, I hit enter, and it was published before anything was on it, sorry. Here are Kathy, Rachel, and Brud as we start another day of walking, taking the metro, and seeing the sights. Doesn't Brud look daper in the Corona beer hat I loaned him?

WWII veterans memorial on Veterans Day.

Gen Colin Powell gave the keynote address at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and it was a very moving speech. I wish he would run for president.

One of the many Vietnam Vets in the area on this special day, resting with Rachel and Brud.

Sunset over the Washington Memorial from the top of the Old Post Office on our previous day's journeys.

Rachel waiting to board the Metro, which had a station (Waterfront) just a block away from the boat.

A red tail hawk outside the Jefferson Memorial. I've never been so close to a wild hawk, and we thought he may have been injured, but he flew off just fine.

Rachel atop the Washington Memorial. We took the elevator up, and then the walking tour down, looking at all the special State Stones as we descended.

Arlington Cemetary. We saw the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and JFK's gravesite.
Thanks to Brud, we toured the White House. He lined up the tour of the White House and the Capital before coming to Washington through his congressman. Both of the tours were a lot of fun, but we couldn't take pictures inside the White House.
We walked ourselves silly, and had to take breaks on handy benches more often towards the final day. The Metro was very handy to get around on, and we only took one wrong train and ended up at the Pentagon by mistake. Brud treated us to a couple of fantastic dinners, and took good care of us all the time. It was too bad Jean could not make it as well, and we missed her, but the amount of walking would have been tough. It was tough on me!
We'll head for Mt. Vernon tomorrow, and then south to join our friends Pat and Jim from SV Shamrock in Hampton. Jay and Barb from Jupiter's Smile are here in the marina, and we plan to travel together.
Then we'll stay in Kitty Hawk, NC for a week before continuing south.


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