Sunday, June 1, 2014

Sightseeing in Washington, D.C. - Night Tour

Because Doug was a guest at AwesomeCon, April 18-20, we decided to fly into Washington, D.C before the convention for sightseeing in the nation's capitol.

Several friends urged us to take the live guided Night Tour of the nation's famous memorials and monuments - we weren't disappointed!!!  Our first stop on the 3-hour tour was the U.S. Capitol at the eastern end of the National Mall.

The White House, 1400 Pennsylvania Avenue, is "a must-see" for visitors in Washington, D.C.

The Eisenhower Executive Office Building, next to the West Wing, is one of the best examples of the French Second Empire style of architecture; it houses a majority of offices for White House staff.

The tour continued with a visit to the 7.5 acre memorial to Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the only president to have served more than 2 terms.  (On November 7, 1944 he was elected to an unprecedented fourth term in office.)  The memorial traces 12 years of history in four outdoor rooms - one for each of his terms in office.

The Korean War Veterans Memorial, located southeast of the Lincoln Memorial, was especially poignant.  It forms a triangle intersecting a circle, and within the walled triangle are 19 stainless steel larger than life-size statues representing a squad on patrol. 

Our final stop on our Washington, D.C. Night Tour was a visit to the Lincoln Memorial, honoring the 16th President of the U.S. 

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

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