I'm back on line again.....unfortunately the Hotel Wolcott doesn't offer free wifi so I have bought some so I can get this blog post done and check in on facebook....I'd hate to miss any of the gossip from home!
After Niagara Falls, we caught our flight to Washinton DC, the capital of the USA. It is an impressive city with so many old and beautiful buildings, rich in history. On our full day tour we visited the Capital Building
and had a tour inside. Unfortunately the magnificent dome was undergoing restoration work and we couldn't see it all.
In between showers of rain....only the second time on the whole trip we have had rain so that's not too bad......we visited many places.....
Including the WWII memorial
The Lincoln Monument
with inspiring words of wisdom
The Korean War Memorial
powerful and very moving. This mural was etched in granite.
We dropped by to say hi to the Obamas, and although the lights were on, I don't think they were home.
We visited many other places of interest throughout the afternoon.
Our last morning in Washington DC was one to remember with a visit to the Arlington Cemetery.
The view from the Lee house on top of the hill was magnificent.
However the changing of the guard at the tomb of the unknown soldier was something I will never forget.
After saying our farewells to the capital of the USA, we caught our next flight to the heart of Amish Country.....but I will leave that story for tomorrow.
Linda from New York (but waiting for our shuttle to the airport....Pittsburgh here we come!)