I had a loooooooooong day today. We walked 18,000 steps, which for me was about 9 miles! We walked all over Washington, DC and saw many of our country's monuments and memorials.
We started the day at the White House. We didn't get to go in, but we did get pretty close to the front lawn. And, no...we didn't see President Obama. We did hear that Prince Charles was in town, though. No sign of the Royal Family, either. :(
This quote was on the base of the Frederick Douglas statue on the inside of the Capitol Building. I thought this was a really great quote, especially when thinking about the context in which Douglas said this powerful statement (which will learn about very soon).
We ended the day with a visit to the Washington Monument, the World War II Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial, and the Vietnam War Wall. These places were extremely powerful. They help to remind everyone that Freedom comes at a huge cost, and that we need to be thankful for all of those who have helped to shape our country, and those who have given their lives to protect our Freedom.
Today, we are heading to Arlington National Cemetery, as well visiting the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, and the September 11th Memorial at the Pentagon. I'll post more pictures later on for you to see tomorrow. :)
Have a good day!