I doubt there will be many in this series, but now that we don’t have to have phones turned off I can snap pictures during take-off and landing. On my recent flight out of Washington DC from Reagan National Airport I had a fantastic view of the Pentagon for a short while.
I was in Washington DC briefly and had an opportunity to walk by the National Mall on my way to my meetings. The scaffolding around the Washington Monument is slowly coming down and it’s starting to look a lot more familiar. See here for a view when it was fully encased.
During a recent trip to Washington, DC, I was staying in Crystal City (on the Virginia side of the Potomac) and my meetings were in DC proper. Out of curiosity, I asked my phone if I could walk and lo and behold there is a lovely trail called the Mt. Vernon that took me on a pleasant journey. It was very different than my usual view walking next to the Columbia River – for one thing more often than not I was in tree tunnels like this one!
At the National Mall in Washington, D.C., there are a lot of waterfowl. During my time there I chanced upon a couple of ducks who were dipping into the water for a snack. This has always made me giggle and whisper (if I’m in a crowd) “DUCK BUTTS!”
These two appeared to be doing a synchronized swimming routine.
I had time recently to walk by many of the memorials in Washington, D.C. One of the most moving for me is the Vietnam Memorial – a wall of names memorializing lives cut far too short. On this day I saw a young boy standing on the shoulders of a man and making an etching of someone’s name. I have in my mind all three are related, and the name he was capturing is a man he never got to know.