Friday, August 6, 2010

Maryland Trip week 2

We went to The Wall. When we were far away Rachel said "it is so small." When we got up close and she started to see all the names she was amazed  that each one was a person who died for our country. Philip took this picture and loved Rachel's reflection in the wall.

This stood by the the wall and was getting cleaned and the surface redone. It was to honor the men who fought in The Vietnam War.

Rachel wanted to walk up to the top of the Lincoln Memorial so as we climbed. She counted 57 stairs. We also stopped and stood where Martin Luther King Jr. gave his "I have a Dream "speech. 

Philip thought this would be a great picture from the top of the Lincoln Memorial with the Washington Monument in the background. 

We saw the Washington Monument many, many times during the two days we were in Washington. We were told in order to get tickets to up into the top we needed to be there at 6:30 am . Then we would be  given a time to come back for our ride to the top. Also if the wind gets above 20 miles an hour the monument is shut down because it sways to much in the wind.
More pictures in a day or two.


  1. What a great vacation destination!
    Love the reflection pic!
    Looking forward to more.

  2. that's a great picture with Rache;'s reflection... looks like you guys had a good time away!