Back in April of '11, when Big Time and The WSO were still stationed at NAS Oceana and The Nuke was still part of ship's company on the mighty USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, The Missus Herself and Your Humble Scribe ventured forth from the shores of Narragansett Bay for to visit our young'uns. The senior granddaughter was still nobbut a wee thing, not quite 1 year old. Hadn't seen her in a while so it was good to head south for to spoil the grand progeny.
We hung out, Big Time was, naturally, at sea and The WSO and The Nuke decided to take a bit of leave so we could travel up to one of my favorite cities, Washington.
I know, I know, politics, bureaucrats, bad traffic, and enough panhandlers to make yer eyes water with the indignity of it all. Still and all, I love DC.
Museums, history, and the like, it's all right up my alley. Now that The Nuke actually works there, I get to visit more often. I still have a number of things on the list to see.
But I did get a few pictures back then, not as many as I thought, or perhaps I just can't remember where I stored them. Ah well...
|The Korean War Memorial is superb. I need to see it in winter...|
|The troops look like they're returning from patrol.|
|Standing there sent shivers up my spine...|
|I do believe I was standing on the spot where Dr. King made his speech. Talk about feeling the weight of history!|
|We had gone up from Norfolk hoping to see the cherry blossoms. Mostly gone by, a bit of fog one day.|
|The National Museum of Natural History from the Mall. Yup, it's a favorite.|
|The National WWII Memorial. My home state stands in good company here.|