This Friday - like every day just recently - I'm thinking about daughter's move. Now that it is December it's really beginning to hit me. Firstly, this weekend we have to move her from Lansing to here (75miles) and then at the end of the month/beginning of January we have to move her 900 miles to Minnesota. Yikes. Definitely an adventure. This time last year we were going to pick her in Washington DC where she had spent 3 months for school and move her back to Michigan and then move all her stuff to her apartment.
I thought this week I'd share pictures from that lovely trip. I hadn't been to a big city over in America before so it was quite the adventure! I shared several of my photos of the memorials (Vietnam/World War II, Korean War) in this POST that I did on Armistice/Veteran's Day.
Lincoln memorial. This is a lot bigger than I thought! The actual statue of Lincoln is really big. Daughter is 5'8 so you can sort of see.
One of my favourite views was standing at the Lincoln Memorial and looking down at the Reflecting Pool and Washington Monument. Such a gorgeous view. We were so lucky with the weather. The air was crisp but the sun so bright and sky a glorious blue.
The Washington Monument construction began in 1848 but wasn't completed until 1884 due to the American Civil War. The monument is 554 feet 7 11⁄32 inches (169.046 m) tall. It is the World's tallest Obelisk and tallest stone structure.
I managed to persuade hubby and daughter to stop in the National Botanical Gardens. Well worth the stop!
It was great to be in a place where there is an underground system, though it was a lot more depressing than the London Underground! There were no advertisements as we travelled down the escalators and we must have walked past the station several times as they weren't very clearly marked!
It was great to walk along the streets and actually see other people walking out and about!
This is one of my favourite pictures I took as we walked along. Who knew smoke actually came out of the ground like that? Not me!
We walked by the offices below and I must admit to feeling a little funny taking a picture lol.
I couldn't finish this post without posting a timely seasonal picture. We were so lucky to be there at a time when the White House Christmas Tree was up! There were so many people walking around visiting the display. It was so fantastic to see all the people.
It was a fantastic trip. Everything we went to see was free - yes FREE! We saw the Declaration of Independence at the National Archives as well as lots of other historical documents. There is just so much to do. I really would love to go back and spend a little more time there. Definitely worth a trip!
I am going to miss daughter, but with her moving to a new state it means new places for us to visit that perhaps we wouldn't go to. I am already researching her 'new' state and seeing what adventures we can go on!