Sunday, September 13, 2009

when living in DC....

A few weekends ago, we decided on taking in some of the tourist sites in and around our new home town and for some reason, we ended up at Arlington Cemetery. Seeing how the last time I was at Arlington Cemetery was when I was very, very young, we all agreed that it was where we would start off our day. Not remembering what to except (or really knowing), I was totally moved beyond words. The place is so spiritual. Just looking around and reading many of markers, seeing our two daughters & knowing the journey we made to bring these two very special girls home, made me so proud to call myself an AMERICAN! If you are ever in the Washington DC area, you must witness this beautiful resting place ~ for it will change your views on the country we live in...

Here are just a few photos of our day!

The changing of the guard at the Tomb of The Unknown Soldiers...















The Washington Monument

The Lincoln Memorial

(both photos above we taken from standing among the memorials...)

The two girls & me!


JFK's & Jackie O's Resting Site








a few photos taken through the walk way...





and last but not last, our beautiful Francesca!



Papa & Grandma C were in for a visit as well that weekend! We truly love every minute of their stay and can't wait until they come back again!

3 comments:

Jodee Leader said...

What a fun outing! It looks like you had a blast. Francesca looks sooo grown up in these pictures!

Hope you have a great week!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

You are so fortunate to live so close to all these amazing places!! So much history to be seen in that area. Looks like you had an amazing little trip:)

One of these days, we will make it down there:)

Lisa

Teresa said...

Man I want to get to DC one year. I sooo want to see the things you picture and so much more. Thank you for sharing it with those of us who have never been there. We had the Vietnam Memorial Wall come through our area and it is such a moving memorial. Makes me cry to think about it.