June 18, 2008 – Claire in Washington DC: Episode 2

While on the youth tour, we saw all of the famous memorials and monuments.

Here’s the Washington Monument. It was visible from everywhere in D.C.

This is a close up of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

We also visited the National Cathedral. There is some beautiful stained glass there. Of course the pictures turned out nothing like the actual windows. My favorite was a window depicting the United States’ adventures in space. It is also the burial grounds of Helen Keller and Annie Sullivan.

One of my favorite stops was Mount Vernon, the estate of George Washington. Here we toured his mansion, which is mostly original, with little restoration needed. We also saw his tomb, along with Martha Washington. It was nice to get on to a farm like place after the busy streets and sidewalks of D.C.!

one year ago…”Flower Tour”