Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Tourists at Home

Whenever we move, we get to spend time being tourists in our new home town. If you have to be a tourist somewhere, D.C. is a good place to do it. We've been there so many times, but there is always something new to us, something we've never seen or done before.

On this visit, we did a memorial walk from the Jefferson Memorial to FDR. A beautiful walk now, but I plan to do it again when the cherry blossoms are in bloom. We had thought to go to the Lincoln Memorial as well, but hunger overtook us and we decided to leave the party while we were still having fun.

Last year, when we were reading the american girl books for Kit, Julia learned alot about the depression and soup kitchens, so we were excited to see these statues at the FDR memorial. Julia lined up with them to wait her turn for soup. She may have a long wait; these guys look like they've been here for a while.

We had never been to the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial before so it was a new treat. We all really enjoyed it. It's long and meandering with water falls and quiet places to reflect on some of his quotes. It also has interesting statues and other decorations (wrong word, but I can't come up with something better.)

Julia and Mrs. R... best buds.

The Jefferson Memorial was cool too, but we'd been there before.
Now we'd like to go visit his home, Monticello. It's not too terribly far from here.
And while we are visiting President's homes, maybe we'll head over to Mount Vernon.
AND... when we go visit my parents, we can check out FDR's home in Hyde Park.
Lot's to do.

I have no idea who or what this is, but I saw it on the side of a bridge. He kind of looks like that governor in Illinois who is in hot water over Obama's senate seat.
Julia just walked up and said, "You took a picture of that scary throw-up head?"


Leslie said...

that all looks like a lot of fun...i like the throw up head

Grammie/Mom said...

I like the idea that you're thinking of coming up sometime to visit. I'm thinking of coming down in the Spring. When are the cherry blossoms in bloom? April?

Colleen said...

April sounds about right. We'd love to have you here.