After a late night at the baseball game we woke up on Saturday morning. Our bus took us to the Hiroshima Memorial and the Arlington Cemetery. What an amazing sight! I am sad to say that our time there was limited. From there we went to the National Mall where we walked around taking loads of pictures! It is amazing to look at all of the buildings in the capital and think about all of the work that takes place there. Thank goodness we have people that work for the government in different capacities so that everything is taken care of. There is so much we take for granted. If you ever get the chance to visit D.C., you will thoroughly enjoy it. All of the buildings feature the most beautiful architectural detail. I got goose bumps just taking it all in. Some of the places we saw were the Lincoln Memorial, The Washington Monument, the IRS building, several museums, Capital Hill, the Jefferson Memorial, the Smithsonian Institute, the Naval, Korean, and WWII Memorials, and the White House. Again, our time was limited. We were not able to enter the Archive building to see the Declaration or Independence and the Bill of Rights due to the wait. For security purposes, only 400 people are allowed in at a time. With that in mind, you can get an idea of how many people visit it on a daily basis.
Brad and I LOVED the trip. We hope to go back and spend more time so we can take in everything. I would recommend that you allow no less than two full days to complete this tour! I think it is a must for every American. God bless America!