And this bench should not be IN the basin. How did that little girl get there?!
"The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much, it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little."
Just one of the amazing waterfalls at the memorial.
We didn't get to see all of what we wanted, but we walked for a good five to six hours yesterday. Boy, were our dogs barking! We ended up seeing the cherry blossoms, the Jefferson Monument, the FDR Memorial, the Korean Memorial, the Vietnam Memorial and finding my mom's cousin's name, the Lincoln Monument, the reflecting pool, the outside of the Washington Monument, and the American History Museum.
We stopped at a great place for lunch - I highly recommend it. It's called Capitol City Brewing Company, and we found it at H Street and 11th, though it's listed as being on New York Avenue. They give complimentary soft pretzels, and their burger and fries were the best ever! (By the way, I realized later that it was Friday and I wasn't allowed to have meat. Mea culpa. But it was GOOD.)
We decided that we have to come back sometime this spring/summer to finish off DC. We want to see the National Archives, the Capitol, the inside of the Washington Monument, and a few other, more obscure museums. For the cost of a metro ride (~$3 each) and lunch (more than $3 each), we had an amazing, jam-packed day of fun together.