Announcement: A Chocolate Covered To Do List will officially be dying in just a few short days, in other words it will be DC’d*. I transferred all the old posts to this one, so if for some unique reason you want to see an old adage of mine you can scroll to the bottom of the page and use the search box.
Speaking of DC’d, when J-Chlo (brother-in-law and soon-to-be sister-in-law) were here visiting we DC’d them, as in, we did the whole big DC monument walk. Since we’ve lived here we have walked it 3 or 4 times now. It’s a workout. We usually start at the Smithsonian (Natural History) and walk to the Capitol, then Washington, then Lincoln and then the White House.
That WWII monument on the bottom left is relatively new, opened in 2004. It’s actually quite a beautiful memorial. It’s sunken into the ground at the other end of the reflecting pool, opposite of the Lincoln Memorial. When you look away from the Lincoln Memorial you can’t actually see the WWII memorial, so it doesn’t ruin the classic view from Lincoln to the Capitol building.
But unfortunately since we’ve been here, the reflecting pool has been under construction. It really ruins the whole effect.
See what I mean?
The Lincoln Memorial is my favorite, mostly just for the view (when the pool isn’t in shambles), and it seems to have more interesting history than most DC monuments and memorials. Which is your favorite?
Anyway, we had a fantastic time with J+C. We tamed some squirrels.
Took some good shots.
And used the National Air and Space Museum as a pit stop.
We also took them to Annapolis and we went to NYC for a night, but I’ll get to that next time. Until then, au revoir!
**Chloe took these photos. I am eternally grateful. 🙂