Fulltiming Since January 2008 travel blog

I found these columns on the Daughters of the American Revolution building...

Light outside of the Organization of American States building. Lots of detail...

So many pretty statues/buildings in D.C.

Willis, Blayde, Julia and Mark while we wait to cross a street...

Washington Monument.

Another view of the Washington Monument.

My family in front of the National War World II Memorial, the...

National World War II Memorial.

People walk over this and don't even seem to notice it. So...

Standing on the Atlantic side of the National World War II Memorial...

Willis, Blayde and I at the National World War II Memorial, Washington...

Looking down the reflecting pool to the Lincoln Memorial.

Standing at the National World War II Memorial looking down at the...

Walking towards the Lincoln Memorial.

My family in front of the Lincoln Memorial.

What a treat to see our kids in such a lovely setting.

President Lincoln.

Julia and Mark at the Lincoln Memorial.

Then we visited the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Such a moving experience.

Old Town Alexandria (our kids neighborhood).

We went to Farmers Market in Old Town Alexandria.

Lots of yummy food available on this lovely Saturday morning.

Our own updated version of the American Gothic Painting. (Taken at Ball's...

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Street musicians are everywhere in DC. These two earned some of our...

We are so enjoying our time in the Washington DC area with Mark and Julia. Here are a few of the things we have done:

We have visited historical sites and monuments. The Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, National World War II Memorial, Ball’s Bluff Battlefield and National Cemetery… all impressive and memorable. Walking the streets in DC (and this area in general) we see building after building with amazing detail and craftsmanship. I’ve stood and appreciated architectural details, statues and smaller monuments which busy commuters and people passing by don’t even seem to take notice of. Perhaps, for some, living here causes the artistic beauty around them to become commonplace but I sure have been enjoying all the delights (both large and small) in this historic area.

The “foodie” in me is rejoicing as we have enjoyed some pretty incredible restaurants (such as Ray’s The Steaks in Arlington and King Street Blues in Old Town Alexandria). We have experienced a couple of nights of local flavor take-out, too, but Saturday night Julia cooked a dinner that was better than anything we’ve eaten lately… peach salsa chicken and couscous! Then for dessert she made us one of her Chocolate Chip Pies. Absolutely incredible!!! (By the way, the peaches Julia used in the salsa were from a “pick it yourself” orchard we went to with the kids west of Leesburg… we have been enjoying those peaches so much.)

Of course, most of all, we are enjoying our time with Mark and Julia. Playing board games, visiting, and simply spending time with the two newlyweds is our greatest delight. I can’t believe an entire week has flown past already and we only have one more week with them!

Happy Travels,


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