Thursday, April 11, 2013


On our road trip last week we took a slight detour through Washington DC.  We were hoping to see the cherry blossoms but they weren't blooming due to our late Spring (wouldn't you know it at the time of writing this post our weather is 88 degrees F., supposed to go up to 90).  I felt real sorry for the tourists who came far and wide expecting to see them.  I saw several people on the news but most were upbeat and said there were lots of other things in DC to hold their interest.  I guess they are blooming now.  The skies were a pretty blue when we were there.  The first photo shows a side view of the Lincoln Memorial, coming into the city shortly after we had crossed the Teddy Roosevelt Bridge.

This is in north east DC.

The Washington Monument is undergoing repairs after damage from the 5.8 magnitude earthquake which occurred in Virginia on August 23rd, 2011.  Click here if you would like to read about it.
You can read an interesting article written by the Huffington Post in September 2012 here.  

The Capitol Building

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