Washington DC Monuments

10/23/2022- When you see a picture of something, do you automatically assume it’ll be facing one way or another? I gotta say my brain assumes a direction, and my assumptions have been a hundred percent wrong! For some reason I always thought Lincoln was facing west, he actually faces the east and is straight across from the Washington monument and reflecting pool. We wanted to get to DC to see the sunrise and maybe even be there before anyone else, so we woke up at 5:30.

The washington Monument at sunrise

We found free all day parking! We mapped Harvy to 900 Ohio drive SW just to get to the area to park, but the whole street has free parking.

Wahoo free Parking! Yay

We hopped on el scooters and road the 1.4 miles to the Lincoln Monument. It was a brisk morning and I wish I would’ve wore gloves. To our surprise, when we arrived there were quite a few people there already with the same idea.

The Lincoln Memorial
Mitch and me at the Lincoln Memorial

I had a special outfit for the day, but it wasn’t conducive to the weather so I double layered until it was picture time.

Professional pregnancy photos being taken at sunrise at Washington Monument
Mitch was my photographer for the day

Ok, that was fun! Back to our regularly scheduled program.

The Lincoln Memorial
On the wall inside of the building
Writing on the opposite side
Washington Monument
The American Flags circle the entire monument
Mitch in front of the Washington Monument
Martin Luther King Memorial
His quotes are etched on these walls
I Have a Dream
Martin Luther King Jr.
The march on Washington
for jobs and freedom
August 18 1963
etched into the stone at the top of the Lincoln Memorial steps
The White House

I was surprised at how close you can get to the White House. There’s secret service no mater the direction you look. It’s located in the city, faces north and across from a park.

The crowd in front of the White House
Marty, a man with a message, doing what he can
This photo is from the back of the White House, facing south
The park across from the White House
The Statue of Andrew Jackson in the center of the park

We headed East towards the capital, along the way we stopped at a street vendor to get a couple souvenirs. While we were looking at items a man came up to talk to us about our scooters. He said he used steal them, how he’d carry a cutting wheel to cut off the locks. He said cops would call him if they saw something like our scooters to buy off of him for their kids, all he had to do was steal them. So we thanked him for not stealing.

The capital
They continue to repair the damage caused by the January 6 riot
We went around to the other side and it was quite a bit bigger than we imagined
The capital
The Jefferson Memorial, it faces south
Inside the Jefferson Memorial
Quotes from some of his speeches are on the walls
Mitch and I just soaking in DC
Marbles floors and pillars
The north side of the Jefferson memorial
The weather was wonderful
Me getting a photo with Franklin D. Roosevelt and his dog Fala
Elenor Roosevelt
Quote of Roosevelt’s
In the Roosevelt monument
Roosevelt’s words for future generations

We must keep the faith that good people will continue on the solid foundation we were give. That our world of the 21 century will not regress. To fight the good fight against oppression, ignorance,hate and greed

Sculpture depicting a quote from Roosevelt, the quote is in the middle
There is a small museum and gift shop near the Roosevelt Memorial
WW2 Memorial
On the ground in the center of the floor is the medallion
Quote from Roosevelt
The pillars that surround this fountain have each state engraved on each one
McGavin and Nina

I finally named my scooter, her name is Nina the ninebot. so I thought it only fitting to get a picture of scooter McGavin and Nina in DC. We gave them some upgrades from Walmart. They each got cup carriers (especially since my experience in New York) and mirrors, and Nina got a basket, now to add sparkles and flowers!!

I tried to tell this bee it wasn’t a real flower, it took him a while to realize it for himself.
Sunset near the Jefferson Memorial
sunset looking at the Washington Monument

We wouldn’t have been able to see half of what we did if it wasn’t for our scooters. It made things so much simpler. I’m sure the subway system would’ve worked well for us too, but I’m glad we got to see it the way we did.

Beep beep


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2 thoughts on “Washington DC Monuments

  1. City & Monuments sure have chg’d. since saw 1969-72!!
    Thanks again for showing us your many adventures.
    Were you able to go to the top of the Washington Monument?
    Our only concern is if Harvey partied too much??
    We Love you folks& miss u muchley

    1. No, we didn’t get a chance to go up to the top. We had so much planned for the day, we passed on standing in line. Yes, Harvy is close to wanting to go home 🙂 love and miss you guys

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