rcg has never been to dc before ---
this is our 7 mile journey to see all that dc has to offer.
we started at arlington cemetery
where we got a private tour of the tomb of the unknown soldier
by a member of the honor guard,
we then walked across the bridge to the lincoln memorial.
then to the vietnam war memorial.
the korean war memorial.
there are 19 men in the field
and 19 troops represented on the wall
equaling 38 --
to represent the 38th parallel
and the 38 months that the war was fought.
we walked down the reflecting pool
towards the washington monument,
the world war 2 memorial.
onto the washington monument.
then we saw the national christmas tree
and the national menorah.
we even saw president obama returning to the white house.
then we walked along the mall to
the national american history museum
to see the star spangled banner.
we continued down the mall to the air and space museum.
the spirit of st. louis.
and as if all of that wasn't enough,
we checked out the capitol
and the library of congress
a replica of freedom,
the statue on the top of the capitol building.
this is the very center of washington dc.
the interior of the dome,
the apotheosis of washington.
throughout the capitol building
there are at least 100 statues,
2 from each state.
we walked through the underground tunnel
to the library of congress,
maybe one of the most gorgeous buildings in washington dc.
the walls are covered with paintings, mosaics, and quotations
from some of the greatest minds in history:
homer, shakespeare, dante, newton, etc.
it was a long two days,
but we saw some crazy awesome stuff.
sometimes when you live somewhere too long,
or you are away too long,
you forget how amazing it all really is.
washington dc is pretty amazing.