Monday, May 28, 2012

Washington, DC

Mr B and I just returned from a fabulous trip to Washington, DC and Virginia Beach. It was a much needed break for both of us and we had a great time.

I have always wanted to see the U.S. capitol and I was not disappointed in the least! In fact I was very impressed with how clean, safe and beautiful the entire area was. We actually stayed in Arlinton, VA, right across the river from Washington, so we took the subway in each day to the capitol area. From there we walked at least 10 miles a day as we toured the area! We also did a double-decker bus tour and we sat on the open upper level. It was a great way to see everything and to hear the history of area.

Here are just a few of the photos that we took in Washington.

:: Pennsylvania Avenue ::

:: the Capitol Building ::

:: North Lawn of the White House ::

:: South Lawn of the White House ::

:: Secret Service near the White House ::

:: Lincoln Memorial ::

:: Washington Monument ::

:: Jefferson Memorial ::

:: Supreme Court Building ::

:: looking up from the steps of the Supreme Court Building ::

:: the view from the steps of the Supreme Court Building ::

:: resting at the fountain at the Supreme Court Building ::

:: Arlington National Cemetery ::

:: a beautiful, peaceful and emotional place ::

:: Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ::

:: Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ::

:: on the top of the double-decker bus with my handsome tour guide ::

:: Library of Congress ::

:: Federal Reserve Building ::

:: Federal Triangle ::

Despite our aching feet at the end of each day, we totally enjoyed our tour of the capitol. Our trip also included a number of Smithsonian Museums, the Zoo, the National Cathedral and some fabulous restaurants! I will be posting more photos in the next few days :)


  1. Looks like an awesome tour. Glad you had a good time.

  2. It brought me a lot of great memories when I lived in D.C. and Arlington VA areas while studying at Gallaudet University. Glad you and your DH had a wonderful time.

  3. Wow, your photos are awesome Joanne!

  4. Looks fabulous...Nice weather too! My husband has visited Washington and says we will have to go back as a family someday! Great photos!

  5. Great pictures Joanne! I went on a trip to Washington in high school and loved it. Glad you had a great time with Mr. B. :)

  6. Wow--great photos Joanne! I went to DC when I was in high school, but didn't get to see many of those stunning buildings. I went as part of a mission group, so when I did see the White House, I was standing across the street at Peace Park feeding homeless people. It was an incredible experience!


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