Anyhoo, deep, slow breaths, all will be fine!
In D.C. we were lucky to find a parking spot on the mall directly in front of the White House.
|Beautiful sunny day - but breezy and FRIGID!|
|Here's to you, Sasha and Malia!|
|C HAS grown, hasn't she? Now that she's as tall as the Washington Monument, how will I ever find clothes to fit?!|
|Breezing past the Capitol building...|
Of course, I think C was only interested in seeing the White House but still, we enjoyed the other monuments too. Another stroke of luck was being there on the 12th Feb. - the 202nd anniversary of Lincoln's birth.
We just so happened to walk into the Lincoln Mem. about 10 mins before a program started, commemorating his birthday.
There was the presentation of colours, brass music and of course speeches, including one by the current mayor of D.C., Vincent Gray (who railed against the "taxation without representation" in his speech!)
|The Honorable Vincent Gray, Mayor of the District of Columbia|
Then it was up the coast. Saw a sign for Fort McHenry so stopped in to see where the Star Spangled Banner was written and why. Fascinating. (Though I still think "America the Beautiful" would be a better anthem...I know, I'm very opinionated!)
|Some interesting trivia at Fort McHenry|
|We're trying to....|
|Excuse me, Lady Liberty, could you turn around for a face shot?|
|One of many alley-canyons|
|Lots of the yellow cars.....|
|One of the NYC landmarks.|
Entered Boston through the new-to-us underground freeways. Up onto Storrow Drive - wow - totally different. Glad all the "digging" is over for now, though. Showed C the couple places we used to live,
|On Peterborough Street|
|And, the Melrose house we "house-sat" for a very sweet old "snowbird" couple,(alas, no longer "whinnying with us".)|
The next two days C and I rode the T and commuter rail into town to explore, and for a few lessons in Revolutionary war history.
|Fanueil Hall (Prolly spelled it wrong)|
|Sitting under the Constitution....|
|A hero of times past, Paul Revere, with Old North church in the background.|
Look for continued adventures in another blog.