Two weeks ago, I went to Washington DC for a training class for work. Of course, I turned it into a little vacation and stayed an extra day to see some sights. I’ve been to DC a few times before, but never on my own. Of course, the training class took up most of my time, but I did my best to make up for it. I’m just going to post some highlights here because I’ll be going into more depth about the trip on my new travel blog, Travel Is My Yes.
I hope you’ll hop over there for more details. I’ve only just started posting there, but there’ll be plenty more to come. And if you follow this blog because you like hearing about my travels, then you will definitely like that one. In the future, I’ll be posting mostly about family and about my daily life on this blog and posting about my travels on the other one.
But for now, I just want to share some highlights from my trip to DC. I tried to focus on places I had never been before, so I visited some new (to me) Smithsonian museums.
And saw some memorials that have been built since my last visit to DC in 2005.
I also took the bus to the National Cathedral.
And ooh’d and ahh’d over the Library of Congress.
But of course, I had to visit some of my old favorites.
(And sometimes I visited them twice.)
You know I had to visit a cemetery.
But then there were some unique sights on this trip, too. For example, I happened to walk past the World War I memorial just as this couple got engaged.
And I planned to take the training class during those dates in hopes of seeing the cherry blossoms. The NPS prediction placed the peak right during my visit, so I was quite excited. However, the lingering cold temperatures delayed the blossoms. It was still very beautiful, but I wish so much that I had seen it during the peak. Still… blossoms!
That just barely scratches the surface! It was a jam-packed few days. Remember to check out Travel Is My Yes over the next few weeks for more.