One of the neatest things about going to DC when you live on the west coast is that it doesn't happen very often. When it does, everything seems new to you and you see it with fresh eyes, even if you've seen it before. That's about how I felt on the whole trip a couple of weeks ago.
|I'm not sure I'll ever tire of seeing the Vietnam Memorial but this is one of my favorite parts. The nurses.|
One of the things that I'd never seen before was the Korea Memorial. It means a lot more to me now that I know that my father-in-law was sent there just before the conflict ended for the United States. I'm not sure what made more of an impression on me: the fact that it was a rainy day and the soldiers actually looked real in their rain ponchos, or the wall etched with the faces and scenes of war. It was really moving.
|The National Cathedral was wonderful, of course, but it was the smaller things, like this tapestry, that really caught my attention.|