Our first stop was Roosevelt Island. There are lovely walking trails all over the island, and the Teddy Roosevelt Memorial is right in the middle. It was beautiful there.
Next, we headed over to the National mall. We stopped to say hi to George Mason.
I loved the inspirational quotes from Thomas Jefferson on the walls. The founding fathers were amazing men.
view of the Washington Monument from the Jefferson.
We made it to two of the museums this time-the American History Museum and the Natural History Museum. This is what Sarah does. She has a thing for floors. We wash her hands a lot.
Trying to steal from the stone age man.
We met up with one of Kelson's best friends from college, Pablo, for dinner and a little more strolling around the mall. The White House was very pretty at night.
Sarah was getting tired. She conked out about two minutes after we snapped this one.
World War II Memorial. Such a sacred, solemn place.
Lincoln Memorial. All of the monuments were really fun to look at after dark.
There is a very solemn, reverent feeling in the Lincoln memorial.
This is the World War I memorial, which was apparently forgotten and neglected for decades before it was restored. This picture was taken just before Kelson very nearly walked off the edge, thinking that he was at the staircase. Don't worry. He survived.
Our second day, I didn't really get any good pictures. We rode the metro to the National Zoo and had fun looking at the animals. After that, we went to Ikea (which was on my wish list for the trip) and then went to one of Kelson's former captain's homes for dinner. One of the fun things about the Navy is that even though you say goodbye to people, you often end up back in the same places again. We had a great time catching up with the Kesslers. We can't wait to go back to D.C. again and see more of what it has to offer.