..............you thought we would be serious and show you pics of big important buildings, statues, monuments............instead you got a couple of old fogies acting like kids in IKEA'S stuffed toy department! They were such cute stuffies though - I fell in love with the elephant, so soft, and admit I almost broke down and bought myself one to cuddle. Don't tell Bob but I'm really sorry I didn't and I may have to go back on the way home!
Meanwhile, as promised, here are some pics of the real Washington, D.C. from today. I have to tell you that the weather turned wet last night and we awoke to a foggy morning. No matter though, we headed out in the murky, bad hair day, and enjoyed hours of sightseeing, shopping, coffee drinking, and of course eating. Many pics were taken from the moving car - I won't show you the fuzzy ones now moved to the trash!
My days in this amazing city were lovely back in the '60's. Could I live here now? NO. It's still vibrant and fun, but has become gigantic and so busy with horrendous traffic, as in all major cities. I doubt I could manage to get from A to B by myself any longer!
The Capitol - always serene and beautiful.
Throughout the city, Autumn foliage was still
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The strange-looking Washington Monument.
Whatever happened here?
Of course I'd completely forgotten that there was
damage to the easily recognized massive obelisk during
the August 2011 earthquake. Repairs estimated to cost
millions of dollars commenced in June of this year.
Also, the beautiful National Cathedral had severe
damage in the earthquake and is still being repaired.
Here you can see the pinnacles being replaced
on the central spire.
The Lincoln Memorial viewed from the World War II Memorial..........
.....more views of the WWII Memorial above and below.
Colorful Washington row houses.
I'll have a few more pics to share later.
Heading home in the morning.