This was out Spring Break trip this year (2014). It is the place where Jason and I started our history. Many memories were created here from 2000-2002…and we were blessed with the opportunity to return to such a crowded and beautiful place.
Needless to say that driving to Washington, DC was an adventure from the get go. Traffic was HEAVY and there was construction happening everywhere.
The Iwo Jima Monument…Because Freedom is not Free. I remember running with my squad, during my Army years, around this monument…and as silly as it sounds…running around this memorial always gave me the strength to finish the run.
One of the good things about visiting DC is that you can ride the Metro, just cost a few dollars -depending on where you are going- and you don’t have to worry about finding parking, traffic, etc.
Another view of the Washington Memorial…and my son…having fun.
The White House, not only our President’s home, but also a historic building, with magnificent gardens and beautiful architectural design.
We were lucky to be there during the Cherry Blossom Festival. There were people from all over the world that came to Washington DC on this particular weekend just to see the beauty of the Cherry Blossoms. I lived in DC for a couple of years and never had the opportunity to be at the Cherry Blossom Festival. I must say that the beauty was breath-taking. Cherry Blossoms are my daughter’s favorite tree.
We could not skip the Lincoln Memorial.
Here we are, a family picture, there is nothing better than creating memories with my family.
Another area that brings a sense of pride and sorrow. As the wall gets bigger and bigger I felt my chest getting tighter and tighter. Impressive monument to pay respect to all those heroes who lost their lives during the Vietnam War.
The Library of Congress…amazing building, majestic structure, with beautiful paintings and details all over. The great thing about this is that they have so many treasures to share with you. I was most impressed with the Abraham Lincoln’s book collection. Many of books were lost during the a fire, but the ones that survived the fire are exhibited there, at The Library of Congress. No pictures were allowed in that section of the Library.
A well deserved break after we discovered blisters on our feet.
My 2nd favorite! John F. Kennedy and his eternal flame.
I think my smile says it all, I was one happy Puerto Rican. Thankful of the opportunity of going back to where Jason and I met.
Arlington National Cemetery…a very peaceful place.
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Always remember that Freedom is not Free and that we, as Americans, should always recognize and salute all the man and woman serving in our armed forces.by