1: Washington D.C. | District of Columbia | ARRIVED 14 Mar 2013
2: This was the view from the front steps of The Liason Hotel. We flew in on Thursday and immediately began exploring. We went straight to Union Station and had Sbarro's Pizza!
3: Catching our breath before we head out. | Santa was on our flight!
6: The United States Capitol is the meeting place of the United States Congress, the legislature of the federal government of the United States. Located in Washington, D.C., it sits atop Capitol Hill at the eastern end of the National Mall.
8: Baltimore, Maryland | Three steel beams from the north tower of New York's World Trade Center — 21/2 tons fused together, twisted and jagged — sit atop a marble platform, on which are inscribed the names of the 68 Marylanders who died in the attacks
9: Inner Harbor
10: Washington, DC | The Mall | 15 MAR 2013 | Tammy, Jeff, & Sidney
12: The Smithsonian Institution established in 1846 "for the increase and diffusion of knowledge", is a group of museums and research centers administered by the United States government. Termed "the nation's attic" for its eclectic holdings of 137 million items, the Institution is the nucleus of nineteen museums, nine research centers, and zoo—many of them historical or architectural landmarks—is the largest such complex in the world
13: Museum of Natural History | Smithsonian
14: Pennsylvania Ave. | Washington
15: The Washington Monument is the most prominent structure in Washington, D.C. The 555-foot, 5-1/8" marble obelisk honors the nation's founding father George Washington, who led the Continental Army to victory, and then became the nation's first president under the Constitution
16: 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Sidney, Tammy, & Kevan March 17, 2013
19: As we arrived on The Mall, we realized that the St. Patrick's Day Parade was starting. This parade was the 43rd annual and was one mile long which lasted three hours. It was windy and about 40 degrees. The main street of the parade was once a canal that was used for trading of goods.
20: Air and Space Museum
23: Orville Wright took the Flyer for a 12-second, sustained flight on December 17, 1903. This was the first successful, powered, piloted flight in history.
24: Twilight Tour When I booked this tour I had no idea how long it would be. As we changed buses, Kevan asked the driver how long it would take, and his response was 3 hours and 15 minutes. We were shocked! Luckily the tour was awesome and worth every penny!
27: Thomas Jefferson Memorial
29: Franklin D. Roosevelt
30: To the left of this statue reads the quote: "The structure of world peace cannot be the work of one man, or one party, or one nation, it must be a peace which rests on the cooperative effort of the whole world." This statue is the first time a first lady has been honored in a presidential memorial.
31: Martin Luther King Jr. | Flag-Raising On Iwo Jima
33: Lincoln Memorial