I have been to Washington DC quite a few times but never have taken time to do the "touristy" thing and actually see the city. Since I've always been such a history buff, this trip was way over due. I had a meeting scheduled for a Tuesday in DC so it sounded like a perfect way to turn a business trip into a long weekend!
One of our first stops was at the National Spy Museum. Madison and I were pleasantly surprised to find this huge photograph of the REAL Mata Hari - our pretty pony's name sake! Few people remember Mata Hari, a WWI spy...
While we had great weather, we were mildly disappointed to find the Mall and Capital under construction - getting ready for next year's innaugeration after the election.
The Supreme Court Building was one of my favorites with the Greek Columns and just looking so...judicial!
This pic was rather accidental but I love it.
The sun was shining bright but it was pretty chilly outside the first couple of days. A LOT of fast walking kept us warm!
Our first night we took a "moonlight" tour on a shuttle bus and got to see the monuments under the stars. One of the first stops - Jefferson Memorial.
Madison loved climbing into Roosevelt's lap.
The WWII Iwo Jima Monument was so cool...there are 11 hands for the 5 men...one is the hand of God.
Abe. Madison wanted to climb up in HIS lap, too.
Another attempt to hold the Washington Monument from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.
The next day we started out at the National Geographic Museum. Parts of it were closed but the Indian Jones exhibit was super cool and left us wanting to go back to the room and watch all four movies in an IJ marathon!
Later we worked our way over to the White House where they had just planted thousands of mums.
I have no idea what this building is but I though it would make such a great haunted house!
Getting this up close and personal at the White House was such an experience but...
Getting to stand on the porch!! WOW - too bad we were just standing in front of giant photographs!
Catching this photo of the Washington Monument...kinda took my breath away.
To be continued....