Thursday, May 12, 2016

Shakespeare Cat

Spent a long weekend in Washington D.C.  I visited:

View of Lincoln Memorial from WWII Memorial

The Lincoln Memorial
The Jefferson Memorial
FDR Memorial
Martin Luther King Memorial
World War II Memorial
Vietnam Veterans Memorial 
Vietnam Nurse's Memorial
Marine Corp War Memorial
Georgetown Boat Tour
Visited Rosslyn, Virginia

Marine Iwo Jima Memorial statue


Then, there were the historical buildings:


Toured: The U.S. Capitol (very cool!)

Saw from outside: 

The White House
Washington Monument
Ford's Theatre
The Pentagon
The FBI Building
Watergate Complex
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing (missed the tour...rats!)
The Supreme Court Building


Supreme Court 

And...Museums!

The National Archives
to see the Constitution, Bill of Rights and Declaration of Independence

The National Museum of American History
to see The Star Spangled Banner, First Ladies Gowns, Julia Child's kitchen

The Library of Congress
View seen in many a Hollywood movie
The National Gallery of Art
to see prints made by Paul Revere himself!

The Folger Shakespeare Library

The coolest 'frig magnet EVER!
The visit to the Folger Shakespeare Library was a last minute add-on to the itinerary, but it turned out to be FANTASTIC!  Was given a personal tour by a very knowledgable and enthusiastic woman (so sorry, cannot remember her name!) who allowed us to look at a First Folio of William Shakespeare's plays!  Getting to actually see one of these rare and priceless books was crazy fun, and I scored this cat magnet for the refrigerator after the tour. There were notes handwritten by Mark Twain and other notable scholars and Shakespearean actors on display, and I went back a second time just to run in and thank everyone for making our visit so memorable.

Washington D.C. was full of joggers with leashed dogs, tourists from other countries, and police. Every cop was pleasant and helpful, but one has to go through metal detectors at each federal building.  I did not spy a single cat, just plenty of homeless folks sleeping on the sidewalks.  Happy to be home now, for a couple of days of staycation.

"Welcome Home, Mama!"


 



7 comments:

  1. Aww you visited D.C.! Glad you had a wonderful time. Your experience at Folger Shakespeare Library sounds really fantastic! I lived in D.C. for about a year and loved it :-)

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  2. We're glad you are back safely. And you had a good time! But now... you must explain yourself to the felines...

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  3. nice ta see ewe guys again ☺☺☺ !!....N tell mom thanx fort sharin theeze fotoz...they bee awesum.....glad her hada grate time ♥♥♥

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  4. That was quite the jam-packed weekend! Glad you had a good time. There's so much to see and do in DC.

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  5. Glad you got to see so much while you were there. That is a great magnet. My hubby and I went there 5 years ago to see the cherry blossoms. It bothered me that the cabs were all different colors instead of yellow :)

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  6. Wow, you saw a lot during your visit! I have never been to the Shakespeare Library. That would be a treat. I bet the kitties were glad to have you home! :-)

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  7. You had one exciting time in DC, but boy, I bet all your kidlets were happy to see you!

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