Capital leftovers

Road warriors. (Well, sort of.) Outside the White House on Day 3 of our D.C. bike tour.

Road warriors. (Well, sort of.) Outside the White House on Day 3 of our D.C. bike tour.

Even with a two-part blog post hitting the highlights of our recent trip to Washington, D.C., I find myself with a few more favorite images of people and places.

So here’s one last look back with photos only.

Washington Monument: The most distinct feature on the D.C. skyline.

Washington Monument: The most distinctive feature on the D.C. skyline.

World War II Memorial, looking west toward the Lincoln Memorial.

World War II Memorial, looking west toward the Lincoln Memorial.

The World War II Memorial honors the 16.1 million Americans who served in the world's deadliest military conflict.

The World War II Memorial honors the 16.1 million Americans who served in the world’s deadliest military conflict.

The FDR Memorial is made of up of several panels, including one that portrays a Depression-era bread line.

The FDR Memorial consists of several panels, including one portraying a Depression-era bread line.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt is depicted in the wheelchair he tried to hide from the public's view during his long tenure as president.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt is depicted in the wheelchair he tried to hide from the public’s view during his long tenure in the White House.

FDR's fireside chats drew millions of Americans to their radios each week to hear directly from the president.

FDR’s fireside chats drew millions of Americans to their radios each week to hear directly from the president.

Abraham Lincoln, our 16th president. Majestic at night.

Abraham Lincoln, our 16th president. Majestic at night.

No visit to the Lincoln Memorial is complete without a photo. Obviously.

No visit to the Lincoln Memorial is complete without a photo. Obviously.

Visitors are dwarfed by the size of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial.

Visitors are dwarfed by the size of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial.

A Portland woman sits in the lap of the genius Albert Einstein outside the National Academy of Sciences.

A Portland woman sits in the lap of the genius Albert Einstein outside the National Academy of Sciences.

Looking east from the Lincoln Memorial toward the Washington Monument.

Looking east from the Lincoln Memorial toward the Washington Monument.

Riding the Mount Vernon Trail was the highlight of our four-day bike tour.

Riding the Mount Vernon Trail was the highlight of our four-day bike tour.

Waterfront condos go for about $3.5 million in Alexandria, Virginia.

Waterfront condos overlooking the Potomac River go for about $3.5 million in Alexandria, Virginia.

Enormous bumblebees make themselves at home in the garden at George Washington's Mount Vernon estate.

Enormous bumblebees make themselves at home in the garden at George Washington’s Mount Vernon estate.

The Eastern Tiger Swallowtail seems to preen in the Mount Vernon floral garden.

The Eastern Tiger Swallowtail seems to preen in the Mount Vernon floral garden.

The Road Scholar group takes a breather at the southernmost end of the Mount Vernon Trail.

The Road Scholar group takes a breather at the southern end of the Mount Vernon Trail.

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2 thoughts on “Capital leftovers

  1. I took my granddaughter, Amara, to D.C. this summer before she started her 5th grade study of US History. It was an amazing trip. The last time I was there was in 1967 with my 85-year-old grandmother! She walked all the way to the top of the Lincoln Memorial! That was Amara’s second favorite stop. The first being Martin Luther King’s Memorial. Super trip – looks like yours was fabulous!!

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