Friday, March 30, 2012

Let's meet up with Lincoln.

After leaving the Washington Monument in DC, we trekked over to the Lincoln Memorial.  The walk (even walking against the insane wind) is really beautiful.  We couldn't have asked for a prettier day.  On the way to see Lincoln, we passed by the Korean War Veterans Memorial.

 [The memorial was really well done and moving]

[Maybe I look a little too happy to be in front of a war memorial?]

I must say, it is really beneficial to read up on the meanings behind the memorials.  Nps.gov says,
"Nineteen stainless steel sculptures stand silently under the watchful eye of a sea of faces upon a granite wall—reminders of the human cost of defending freedom. These elements all bear witness to the patriotism, devotion to duty, and courage of Korean War veterans."
Knowing more of the meaning behind the memorial really makes it come together for me.  We continued the trek to the Lincoln Memorial.


I said this was my favorite memorial, but honestly we didn't get to see too many more.  We missed out on the FDR memorial.  There is just something so beautiful and moving about the Lincoln Memorial though.

 [Lincoln]




 [Renovations on the Reflection Pool so it was empty]


My regret is that we didn't get to see the memorial at night.  That's on our list next time we head to DC.  After leaving the memorial, we walked back in a different direction and got to see some other cool sites.

 [Willow tree on the water]
 [Amazing instagram picture D took of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall]

[Terrible picture of the White House, but that's about as close as we got]

We walked back to the car, and headed back to Virginia for dinner with our friends.  We ate at Sunflower Vegetarian Restaurant in Falls Church, VA.  In 2010, it was actually voted for the best of DC vegetarian restaurants.  I was really pleased, and it was delicious!  We ended the night with sour beers at Churchkey in DC.


I wish we wouldn't have been so full because they have a kick ass menu there that I would have loved to try.  They hand-make their tater tots and have some cool vegetarian options.  If you're into beer, they have an amazing selection of rare and unique beers.  They keep beer styles organized in different refrigerators with temperatures that don't compromise the quality.  Churchkey is on my list as a place I need to spend much more time at next time I'm in DC.  

On Tuesday, we got to spend a full day in DC exploring.  I'll pop in with more on that tomorrow!

2 comments:

Meg {henninglove} said...

what a fabulous post about dc. it is such a great city and i am excited to take my husband to visit for his first time in june and to visit my boss who is a member of congress and finally see our DC office

Mimi said...

thanks for sharing these photos with us! i loved reading all about washington dc. it is at the top of my list of places to visit (US version, haha!). ;) can't wait for more of your dc stories!

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