DC trip- Day One, part three (of three)

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This is the third part of my mom, aunt, and my first day touring in Washington, DC.

We are still on our DC Insiders Tour- more about that in part two.  After the Korean War Memorial, we headed to either the Jefferson Memorial or the WWII Memorial.  I can’t remember the order exactly.

The WWII Memorial is beautiful and just as symbolic as the other war memorials.  First thing I noticed was the feeling I had walking up to it.  Completely different than the Korean War Memorial.  It was still a feeling of heaviness, but also a celebratory feeling along with it.

The picture below is the three of us by the North Carolina part of the WWII memorial.  I am not sure what happened with the shadow across me in the photo.   Both of my grandfather’s served in WWII, one in the Marine Corps and the other in the Army.  I never met my mother’s father, as he died when she was in college, but he was a spectacular person.  My other grandfather was by far the loveliest person in my life.  Even at a young age, I knew his stories were important and would write down every word he said about WWII.

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The Jefferson Memorial was just as poignant as all the others, and I feel it looks the best from a distance with the evening lights shining.  Below, Becca showing us a bit from her laminates before we go up to the memorial.

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Since I am a lover of anything remotely dealing with the 1940’s, I was excited to see the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial.  Below, Becca from DC Insiders showing me FDR’s blueprints for making his own wheelchair, which are on the back of the statue.

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Even Fala, FDR’s beloved dog, is memorialized next to his owner.

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By this time, it was the end of our tour.  Our driver headed back to our rental home to drop us off, and Becca gave us some goodies in parting.

I want to add that my mom became winded, and sat out on the FDR Memorial, and stayed in the SUV with our driver.  Mom said our driver was extremely nice and they had a great conversation while waiting for Becca, Aunt Thelma, and me.  Becca was also great with having two participants who had trouble with walking far distances and stairs.  She never once gave the impression that it was slowing us down, or a bother.

When I plan my next trip to DC, I am definitely going to book another tour with DC Insiders.  Note though- I booked this tour this past April for the October tour.  I consider our day one of touring Washington, DC to be a success.  Mom and Aunt Thelma were really happy with how the day ended.  They were also very impressed with Becca and our driver for the evening tour.

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