Memorial hopping…

Andre walks down the National Mall
We parked our car by the White House and walked down to the National Mall…saw a bunch of monuments and memorial…Steph said we must have walked at least 5 miles – from the Lincoln Memorial to the Jefferson Memorial…I know…that’s a lot of walking for a little bear like Andre.

FDIC

On our way to the mall, we passed by the FDIC….your bank better be insured by these people.

More Washington Monument pix


touching the wall

First, we visited the Vietnam War Memorial.


The causalities of the Vietnam War was in 1959.


The memorial was designed so that the first year of the causalities will intersect with the last year of recorded deaths. The memorial forms a giant ‘V’.


Visitors can look up the names of the American soliders who died during the war…or who passed away due to injuries from the war. There are these huge binders – scattered throughout the memorial – and they list the names, ranks, location of the soliders’ names. The park rangers will also do a pencil sketching of the names, by request.



Then we visited the Korean War Memorial….after visiting the war memorials, I let Andre get some fresh air, at the Lincoln Memorial.


ANDRE HAD A LOT OF STAIRS TO CLIMB AT THE LINCOLN MEMORIAL.




MOMMY GOT THIS SHOT OF THE WASHINGTON MONUMENT AND THE REFLECTING POOL FROM TOP OF THE LINCOLN MEMORIAL STEPS.


MARKIE TOLD MOMMY THAT HE SHOULD SELL PENNIES AT THE LINCOLN MEMORIAL. MARKIE SAID HE WOULD SELL THEM AS “MAPS” TO THE MEMORIAL.



ANDRE WANTED TO SIT ON LINCOLN’S HEAD. MOMMY TOLD ANDRE DON’T DO THAT.



MARKIE TOLD ANDRE LINCOLN’S HANDS SPELL OUT ‘A’ AND ‘L’. THOSE ARE THE PRESIDENT’S INITIALS.


ANDRE SAW LITTLE KIDS RUNNING IN FRONT OF THE ‘FOUR SCORE…’ SPEECH.


MOMMY SAID THE JEFFERSON MEMORIAL LOOKS PRETTY. ANDRE THINKS WE WALKED TOO LONG TO GET TO PRETTY MEMORIAL.


BEFORE THE JEFFERSON MEMORIAL…MOMMY AND MARKIE VISITED THE FDR MEMORIAL. MOMMY READ IN HER BOOK THAT PEOPLE WERE PISSED OFF THE MEMORIAL DIDN’T INCLUDE AN IMAGE OF THE PRESIDENT IN HIS WHEELCHAIR. SO THEY ADDED THIS STATUE.



ANDRE LIKES THE DOG.


MOMMY THOUGHT IT WAS FRICKIN’ COLD AROUND THE WATER.


THERE WERE A LOT OF STUDENTS VISITING THE JEFFERSON MEMORIAL. ANDRE THOUGHT THEY WERE TOO LOUD.



MOMMY TOOK MARKIE AND ANDRE BACK TO THE CAR. THE CAR WAS PARKED NEXT TO THE WHITE HOUSE. THE WHITE HOUSE LOOKS PRETTY AT NIGHT.


MARKIE TOOK MOMMY AND ANDRE TO CHINATOWN FOR DINNER. MOMMY DIDN’T WANT BEER. SO ANDRE DRANK BEER WITH MARKIE.

ANDRE HAD A GOOD DAY ON THE MALL.

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