Washington D.C., Day 1

After a business trip to Northern Virginia, I took Friday off and spent the weekend before Thanksgiving in D.C.  I started my visit at a train station out in the suburbs on Friday morning.  Took the train down to the Federal Triangle station and walked to the National Mall and down to the Washington Monument.  The day was breezy and partly cloudy so it was quite nice to be walking around with just a sweatshirt over a short sleeve shirt.

I got a ticket(free) to go up the Washington Monument.  Great views of the city from the 500 foot level.

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From there I walked over to the WWII memorial.  Finished in 2004, it’s a remarkable tribute to the Men and Women who served during that conflict.  I headed over to the Korean War Memorial and Lincoln Memorial, walking along the Reflecting Pool.  Unfortunately, it had been drained so there wasn’t more than a puddle in the middle of it.  Last site of the day was the Vietnam memorial.  Very powerful in it’s simplicity.

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