Thursday, August 23, 2012


Susie and I went on a night-time trolley tour of the larger D.C. monuments last weekend. That's the best way to do it, in my opinion, especially in the summer. Walking around to try and see them all makes you hot, sweaty, tired, and irritable, even if you are wearing some sort of moisture wicking under-layer. I grabbed some pictures while we were near the National Mall and on the tour.

The most patriotic of Washington Monuments:

View from the Trolley:

The Legislative Branch:


Washington, reflecting in what is currently, due to construction, the Reflecting Drainage Ditch:

Big Lincoln:

Vietnam Memorial:

Korean War Memorial:

Civil War Memorial:

The only non-president/non-military memorial (and gosh is it a big one):

You know, these guys:

We haven't done a lot of sightseeing in Washington because it's such a pain to get to the tourist parts of the area without a car. We sometimes get out to the town on weekends, but most of the time we have to stay around here by necessity. During the day, the shuttle to the nearest metro stops running from 9:00 until 3:00, so if I want to get anywhere, I have to walk. But we have finally been able to get some good photos and interesting trivia. If you come to Washington, you should definitely do a trolley tour. They do all of the difficult stuff for you: drive you around, explain everything you see, and point out where the trustworthy bathrooms and refreshment stands are.

1 comment:

  1. Love the pictures. I am thinking the next time we are there a trolly tour will be the way to go. Glad you got a chance to go.