The World War II Memorial in the winter
This past week my 19-year old daughter, Kara, headed off to Peru for a year and a half, for a mission for our church. It was a hard week, but also a busy week as we tried to get her ready in the one week she had at home before leaving for Peru.
Even though we were so busy, Kara kept saying she wanted to go into DC while she was here. Those are words I just love to hear—but I also knew that her plane would leave at a set time—whether she was all packed and ready or not. So finally we agreed that if she had a certain amount of her packing done by Saturday afternoon, we would go into DC for a couple of hours. Continue reading
Walking up the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to join the others waiting for the sun to rise.
One Saturday morning this summer our alarm clocks rang at 4:30 am. It was dark outside, but we still got up, dressed quickly, put our bikes on the car, and drove off.
We were going to see Continue reading
The Lincoln Memorial stands at the west end of the National Mall. Also open 24 hours a day, it showcases our 16th president, whose large statue sits in the middle of the building.
After visiting inside, we always like to walk all the way around the outer part of the Memorial. Make sure you bring your camera for pictures of the Washington Monument and Capitol, as well as the Reflecting Pool.
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The Lincoln Memorial at night
A view of the Washington Monument and Capitol from the Lincoln Memorial