Thursday, November 6, 2008

Heart of a Nation

So. Washington DC. I'm not sure what to say or where to start. This was my first trip to DC and it was....incredible, majestic, overwhelming, and a lot of other adjectives that I'm having a hard time finding. I will admit to being a slight history freak. I went to Rome/Germany a few years back and I think I acted like a 4 year old for 10 days straight there being immersed in history like that. Aaaaand you can ask my amazing friend Sarah, and she'd tell you that I might have at least acted 5 this time :) Regardless of what the state of our political world is....that city represents EVERYTHING that is our country. I just walked around with my jaw hanging open asking a lot of "what's that building??" questions :) Poor Sarah deserves a saint award for not killing me!!

Our AMAZING weekend started out flying in Thursday night to spend the weekend with Sarah and Kristen, in the city with Sarah on Friday, Harvest Party Friday night, tired and early bedtime, weddings on Saturday and then back to the city for me on Sunday! I passed out on the plan going home from utter exhaustion!!! Here are some of the highlights of my trip:

My new desktop background....so powerful.

Photobucket

Sarah and I GPS'ed 1600 Pennslyvania Avenue to get downtown from Kristen's house :)

Photobucket

The Capitol Building was under construction for the Inaugural ceremonies, but I was able to get a couple great shots anyway!

Photobucket

This guy was walking around the Tidal Basin with his assistant, with fishing clothes OVER his suit and dress shoes. It was quite the site!

Photobucket

Arlington National was.....emotional for me.

Photobucket

One of the amazing things about the city was the quotes. This one was from the World War II memorial

Photobucket

Photobucket

From the FDR memorial..

Photobucket

Once a photographer always a photographer!!

Photobucket

And speaking of the illustrious woman....I just love her to death!

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Nick's brother and wife live in the city and met up with me on Sunday morning and spent the day with me! It was so wonderful to have company!

Photobucket


And a slideshow. I love that city.

(p.s. all photographs of me were taken by Sarah!!)



The whole reason I went to DC was to second shoot for Kristen...stay tuned for photos!!!