Now to let you in on what I've been up to since I left on my blogging break. Hubby, the boys and I jumped in the van and headed to Washington, DC, on December 26th.
The sunset was beautiful as we neared Maryland. The colours were awesome. This photo, taken from the van, doesn't really do it justice. We stayed in Maryland overnight and then made our way into Washington on the morning of the 27th. It was a beautiful day.
First stop was the Lincoln Memorial and as we stood on the steps, we saw this plane coming in for a landing. The planes fly in right over the Potomac and are quite close.
This picture is out of place. We saw this monument to women a little later on, but blogger won't let me move it.
A view of the Washington Monument from the Lincoln Memorial. This is one of my favourite places in DC.
We took the elevator up the Lincoln Memorial because of my arthritic knees, but I wasn't to be beaten. I walked down every step.
Brandon and Jordan in front of the Lincoln Memorial. It was warm enough we only needed sweaters.
Here is the path going toward The Wall. You would never know that they had a foot of snow just a few days before we arrived. We did see signs of it, but not in this area.
This is a tribute to those who fought in Vietnam.
A Christmas tree at The Wall. The decorations are made by children. There were a lot of people at The Wall the day we were there.
Another view of The Wall. It always humbles me to stand before this beautiful tribute to those who sacrificed all.
If you look closely, you can see a young girl who found the name she was looking for on The Wall. Could it have been her grandfather? The boys had been to the Wall in 2005, but didn't remember it well. They were astounded at how many names are written there.
Then we drove down Constitution. Here is the Capitol Building. The traffic was horrific and there were no parking places anywhere. This was taken just before I accidentally knocked the camera out of the van and into a gutter filled with water. I was sure it was ruined, so that night we went out and bought a new camera.
It's remarkable that the photos on the memory card weren't damaged and believe it or not, when I got home and tried the old camera, it still works.
We arrived home today about 3pm, dropped the boys off and came home for an hour and went to Mom's for New Year's dinner. As always, it was delicious. I have other photos that I will be posting after I get the software for the new camera installed.
Wishing you all a very happy, healthy and prosperous New Year, filled with love, laughter and abundant blessings.