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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

7/18-26/2011 Oma's RV Trip to Washington, DC - days 1 to 3

We usually take Doug's mom on an RV vacation each summer while we are visiting in Pennsylvania. This year she wanted to go to Washington DC again and see some more of the sites.

Day 1 - Some of the Monuments on the National Mall

First stop was the World War II Monument.

The Price of Freedom Wall - each star stands for 100 servicemen who died during World War II.

Next stop was the Vietnam Memorial.

We were able to locate the name of one of my (Nada) childhood friends who died in Nam.

After resting in the cool shade (it was close to 100 degrees) we then headed to the Lincoln Memorial. The two photos below are from the same spot. One looking toward the Washington Monument and the other looking the other way toward the Lincoln Memorial. Notice the Reflecting Pool is under reconstruction.

The next memorial, and our last one for the day due to the heat causing our meltdown, was the Korean War Memorial. There was a ceremony of some sort going on at the memorial by some Koreans. Unfortunately, for us, we could not tell what it was about because they weren't speaking in English and the signs and ribbons on the flowers were not in English.

Day 2 - The Washington National Cathedral

We spent a beautiful day at the cathedral. Such a magnificent structure and impossible to catch the immensity or beauty by camera.

Above is the main altar. Below is the view from the choir toward the back of the cathedral.

Above is a cross made of refuse from the World Trade Towers in New York.

DAY 3 - A luncheon boat cruise up the Potamac River from Alexandria to Georgetown and back. The food was delicious and the view was unique. The first photo I borrowed from the Nina Dandy's website - http://www.dandydinnerboat.com - since there was no way I could get a photo of the boat.

Above, Oma and Doug with the boat captain. He is an RVer when he is not navigating the boat up the river!

Above, a view of the inside of the boat. Below is a view of Alexandria and the Torpedo Factory.

Above is a view of Reagan Airport. It was so humid that the photo is foggy. Below is a view of us squeezing under a railroad. We just barely made it under the bridge due to the tide being just after its high point.

Above is the Kennedy Center and below you can see Watergate on the left and the Kennedy Center on the right.

Above are the Washington and Lincoln Memorials. Below is General's Row - the homes of the Chiefs of Staff.

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