Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Washington DC

Monday we left Gettysburg and headed to Cherry Hill Campground, which is in College Park, Maryland. We signed up through Sunday as we know there will be a lot to see. We may then go on to another campground in Virginia below Washington DC.  Tuesday, we decided to go into DC and see some of the sites around the National Mall. There is a bus that comes right to the campground and goes to the Metro station that will take us into DC. We purchased our bus and metro tickets right at the campground so we are set for the day. The metro subway is nice and very clean. It is definitely the way to get around. You want to avoid driving if you can as it is very crowded, as bad as LA or worse.
We got off at the station that is just north a few blocks from the National Mall area. People are very helpful. Several times when we had our map out trying to figure out where we were and where we wanted to go, someone would come over and asked if we needed help. How great!!

   We started at one end of the National Mall and walked to the other end where the Lincoln Memorial and some of the other Memorials are located.There was a large group of Veterans, many of which were in wheelchairs touring the Memorials to WWII, Korea and Vietnam

Washington Momument


Reflecting Pool facing Lincoln Memorial


We also walked over to the White House to take a few pictures. When we were at the Memorials, we saw a number of helicopters leaving and we assumed the President must have been on one of them.

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