Friday, April 8, 2016

Washington DC Apr 3-8, 2016

 As you probably know, Washington DC is loaded with museums, monuments and lots of federal buildings.  We had to narrow down our list to make sure we saw a few things we were interested in.   Among them were Mt Vernon, the Holocaust Museum, Natural History Museum, Arlington Cemetery and several Monuments.
We always like to use the public transportation in cities we visit, so we took the Metro Rail from Alexandria to downtown D.C.  

Linda posing in front of the Lincoln Memorial

Looking at the Washington Monument from across the Reflecting Pool.  

We may have gone overboard with the "selfies"  Here we are at some of the places we visited.

It was a cold and windy day at Mt Vernon

So much to see at the Natural History Museum.

The "Changing of the Guard" at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.  These guys are really dedicated to their duties.

Old Town Arlington, Virginia is a fun place to walk on King Street.  If you get tired, you can always stop at a friendly pub or ride the free trolley!
This is the Gristmill and Distillery at Mt. Vernon.  It was built near the end of George Washington's life.  At the time of his death in 1799, they were producing 11,000 gallons of whiskey a year...the largest distillery of it's time

Here is a short video of the inner workings at the Mt Vernon Gristmill and Distillery

1 comment :

Becca said...

Nice you guys got to visit all those places. I'd like to do it again, only this time without 60 8th graders! Yes, 60. Lol :-)