I'm sure Capt. N & my friend were getting sick of me continuing to take pics of the Monument. But, I couldn't help it. Everywhere we went there it was peeking out at us.
|One of our first glimpses of the Monument. Of course there was construction going on. There seemed to be a ton of construction happening in the city.|
|Early in the morning, near sunrise|
|I believe the red lights are there to make aircraft aware of the obelisk, but they seem kind of like spooky red eyes glaring at me.|
|The Washington Monument, as seen from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.|
|Vietnam War Memorial|
|Constitution Gardens Pond|
|Geese near the pond in the National Mall|
|World War II Memorial|
|Me, at the White House gates with the Washington Monument behind me.|
|Standing tall & proud|
|You can even see the Monument across the river at Arlington.|
Living on the west coast, we don't have easy access to these National treasures & it was a real treat to get to enjoy them in person.
A little tip for fellow Pacific NW peeps, take any opportunity to go to Washington DC. It's worth it. But, do yourself a favor & don't let that opportunity happen in July. I was expecting hot & humid. But, I wasn't expecting it to be so, so hot & humid. It was almost miserable. But darn it, I was there to see the sights; so that's what I did. And I enjoyed them a lot!... But, I will never ever (if at all possible) go back in July. My northwest body isn't used to the eastern humidity.