Thursday, June 12, 2008

Washington DC Day 2

Day 2 was another full day of walking, museums, and monuments.

International Spy Museum, which featured all sorts of mini cameras, a dog poo radio transmitter, a lipstick gun, and an emergency rectal tool kit (Unfortunately, I am not making that last one up!):

Recently built (2004) World War II Memorial:

The Washington Monument:

The Lincoln Memorial:

Korean War Memorial:

Statue next to Vietnam Memorial:

Statue honoring medics/nurses during wartime:

The Jefferson Memorial:

An inscription inside read:

I am not an advocate for frequent changes in laws and constitutions, but laws and institutions must go hand in hand with the progress of the human mind, as that becomes more developed, more enlightened. As new discoveries are made, new truths discovered, and manners and opinions change with the change of circumstances, institutions must advance also to keep pace with the times. We might as well require a man to wear still the coat which fitted him when a boy as civilized society to remain under the regimen of their barbarous ancestors.

We also squeezed in the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, and attempted the Holocaust Museum, but they were closing up for the day. There are so many things to see and do there, that I would like to go back again sometime. It was fun having a weekend with AG to explore and ignore phone calls and email.


~~Silk said...

You need a few days just for the Smithsonian. And a day for old bookstores. And a day for ... oh dear, now I have to go too.

Chris said...

Somber and inspiring pictures. Thanks for sharing, I missed my Senior trip after high school with a ruptured appendix. Guess where they went that year? Yep, DC. I never went after that. I should drag Alexis and the boys up there.

ru said...

Someday . . . someday I will be a tourist in DC again