Thursday, June 17, 2010

In the District

I'm back from my trip to DC. I love visiting the nation's capitol and I hadn't been there as a tourist in some time.

The Washington Monument is always an impressive sight. They were setting up for a Cultural Festival sponsored by the American History museum. I did stop by to see the First Ladies Inaugural dresses which are just gorgeous! That Mamie Eisenhower was some fashion plate. :) You can take a tour of the exhibit online here.

My favorite is always the Natural History Museum.

I love all the fossils and even had time to see an Imax movie on the South African ocean.

I also got to see the new Korean War Memorial. There are huge statues of soldiers walking through what looks like rice paddies. There is a large wall with faces engraved on it and a grotto with a fountain in it. It's a very nice tribute.

The Lincoln Memorial is also impressive and I hadn't been there since I was a kid. And as I always talk to people with dogs I got to meet this guy:

who was also visiting President Lincoln. His name is Jackson and he's the same age as my collie, Mason:

Couldn't post another dog's photo without one of my own, could I? :) I can't say enough about collies. They make wonderful friends. The ladies who owned Jackson agreed that there is no better family dog than the loyal collie. :)

I'm going to have a give away. For real this time. I lucked into some fabulous Martha Stewart crafts products and would like to share them. Stand by for the official post soon. I'm off to photograph the goods!

Fondly ~ Rebecca


Sarah and Jack said...

I am always surprised by how HUGE that Lincoln is. It is so darn big.

Darla said...

I don't think I've ever seen the Korean War Memorial, or at least not from the interesting vantage point of your photo.


Kai said...

I've NEVER been there so thank you for taking me with you via photos! And I'm GLAD you are back! Missed you!

Christina J. said...

Sounds like a fun time! Great photos!


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