Sunday, November 2, 2008

Another Saturday, another adventure!

Yesterday was a beautiful fall day here. Sunny, clear, and temps in the upper-60's. All this made for a great day to explore more of the area. We made several stops, including the fish market and memorials for Thomas Jefferson, George Mason, and FDR. We finished the day at the National Cathedral. Hope you enjoy the pics!

Our first stop was the fish market, which was fascinating for its varieties and quantities of fresh seafood for sale. Believe it or not, we think it rivals Pike Street Market for fish, but not for character, ambience or views!

Lunch was a tasty seafood platter!

Then off to the Memorials, where first we visitied the memorial to George Mason. Did you know that George Mason authored the country's first bill of rights in the Virgina Decalaration of Rights? This served as the model for our consititution's Bill of Rights. Thomas Jefferson considered Mason a mentor and wise man. As you can tell from this statue, he was also very big! (He is as tall sitting down as Dan is standing up.)

Next, off we went to the famous Jefferson Memorial. You all know who he was, right???

And finally to the FDR Memorial. As opposed to the Jefferson, Lincoln, and Washington Memorials, which are large structures, the FDR Memorial is a vast plaza outlined by cut red granite. It is divided into four areas, one for each term of his presidency. These few photos can not capture it all - you will just have to see it when you get here!

Even though we didn't go to the Washington Monument, you can not move around DC without seeing it.

We finished our day at the National Cathedral. It was built to rival the cathedrals of old Europe. It is a beautiful structure and we were lucky to catch it with late afternoon sunlight.
Well, that's all for this post from Dan and Barb. Our B 'n B is open for business, so be sure to come see us!


CallinaP said...

All I can say is...I CANNOT wait to come see all these sights!! You will certainly be seasoned tour guides, and these pictures are absolutely gorgeous.

Tara Severson said...

Wow, those pictures are great! I would love to see those sites sometime.

CallinaP said...

I had forgotten about this picture of the National Cathedral with the orange glow of the sun on it...I love it! This is definitely one of your top 10 thus far. These pictures are beautiful, but its even better in person :)