Tuesday, July 6, 2010

The Washington Monument

We visited the Washington Monument on our first full day here in D.C. The days are going to start blending together but I am going to try to keep them straight as much as possible.
Anyhoo, after braving the Metro for the first time,

we trudged through the heat and found ourselves at the tallest building in all of D.C..

Thanks to Patrick we know it is 555 feet high and the tip is made of aluminum. No other building (or maybe structure) Washington D.C. is allowed to be taller. Pretty cool!
By the time we got there the tickets to go inside were all sold out so we just looked at it from the outside. The kids wanted to touch it.

Apparently that is as good as going inside. Everywhere you go you can see it, and it helped me keep my bearings in a city with no mountains to help you know north from south!

1 comment:

Mom's Sewing Vault said...

I know, how do people get around when there are no mountains and none of the streets are numbered pretty like ours!? ha ha Patrick did a great job learning about the Washington Monument. So glad he got to visit it.

I remember the reflecting pool being slimy and gross 25 years ago when I visited. Glad to hear they're keeping things the same.