Only a month later, right? Quick wrap-up, then, so I can talk about how it's only ONE WEEK to the marathon, holy craparoondog.
SO, after I saw the Washington Memorial, I walked down the Mall to the new World War II Memorial.
Up at the entrances are sections of bas-relief showing scenes from the war, from men signing up to battles in the Pacific and Europe. This one shows D-Day.
It was nice to get to go see this new (to me) memorial. It was really beautiful, but extremely loud. There are a gazillion fountains all over the place, and the rushing water is noisy.
I continued the walk down to the Lincoln Memorial. I checked out the punctuation on the Gettysburg, but the guy who carved it into stone was rather lazy--no commas.
The I walked back around town for a while, catching some wildlife:
And some Smithsonians:
And got to see a rather hilarious (to me, at least) depiction of the grand circle of life:
Are you as tired as I was? I grabbed some dinner, then saw the Willard Hotel where President Grant would hang out and talk to the "lobbyists," and walked by Ford's Theater.
It was a full day, and I loved it. My feet were killing me, but I had a great time.