Friday, August 23, 2013

Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. -- the home of our nation's greatest treasures, and I finally got to see them for myself.  (side-note: I actually visited D.C. when I was 5-years-old maybe, but I have no recollection of it, so...doesn't count!!!)  My family and I visited many Smithsonian museums, the National Archives, the U.S. Capitol, and my favorite, the Library of Congress.

the.best.library.in.the.history.of.libraries.

It's amazing how these treasures are free to the public.  There were tons of people, many from different countries, all appreciating the gems of our country.  Speaking of gems... the Hope Diamond??? Holy gravy, it's huge.  I could give lengthy descriptions of my trip, but the pictures speak for themselves!

Nauvoo Temple Sunstone ~ The Museum of American History




Ted's Montana Grill

Library of Congress

Library of Congress

Library of Congress... swoon!

U.S. Capitol

Capitol Dome


Statuary Hall ~ U.S. Capitol