a washington wednesday

One of my favorite family traditions are our family vacations.  We grew up taking a vacation every summer and it's always so much fun and something I always look forward to.  This year my family (mom, dad, my little bro Matt, Justin, and me) took a break from usually going to the beach for vacation and went to Washington D.C.  We went when I was really young, but I didn't really remember anything other than seeing my great uncle's name on the Vietnam Memorial wall and seeing the Declaration of Independence.  Funny what sticks out in early memories.  It is so amazing what all you can see at our nation's capitol.  Truly amazing.  I'm not even a history person....but the history behind what you see is fascinating.  If you've never been, no matter what part of the country you live in, it's definitely worth the car ride or plane ride.  I will let the pictures speak for themselves.

Jefferson Memorial
perfectly stated
hanging out with Mason
on the Metro
part of the twin towers at the Smithsonian

in front of the white house
view from Lincoln Memorial
Larry Maggard--my great uncle
Vietnam Memorial
Washington Monument
changing of the guards
mis padres and the Wright Brothers' airplane
our capitol building
where the Star Spangled Banner hung
Iwo Jima memorial
my grandpa...POW in WWII

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  1. so great! I'd love to go there- I am a history person! Love the family history too.

  2. Hi Cait! We live near DC, and take for granted all the wonderful history there because we go there for many other reasons. Thanks for the reminder to "stop and smell the roses" (or "stop and visit the monuments") next time we go. It truly is a wonderful tribute to our countries past.- Your photos came out beautifully! So glad you had a great time :-) Happy Wednesday!

  3. I love places filled with history! Great pictures.

  4. I love DC, it is such a great place for vacation! And I feel like you can't see everything in one week, it would probably take 2-3 to do all of the museums!

  5. I'd love to visit D.C. sometime and really hope to get the chance one day!! Your pics are great and I'm like you..not into history but just being able to see things so historic..it makes you really appreciate them. :-) Glad u had a nice family trip!!

  6. That's so cool you were able to find your grandpa's & everyone else's name! I would like to go to DC around Christmastime. Glad you all had fun and we need to hang out soon!


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