The following quote was posted around the cyclorama and really made me emotional. Let's be honest, this whole trip in DC I was pretty emotional. Some of the best things in our country had to be brought about by some of the most brutal and heart wrenching circumstances. Again, things that need to be understood and made witness to.
Friday our emphasis was on Arlington Cemetery. We slept in, rode bikes down the street to do a little shopping....and BAM! A few blocks away from our hotel there it was. SPRINKLES cupcakes. There are only two locations on the east coast and the first one we visited 3 times in New York. The second one was minutes from our hotel. Joy beyond measure. ...Our cousin Hilary had recommended an amazing place named Clyde's to eat so we stopped there for lunch and had a really fantastic meal of buffalo chicken wings and lobster pot pie. Wow. After riding the Metro to the Arlington stop we walked up through the cemetery and saw the Eternal Flame, which is always burning in memory of President John F Kennedy, who is buried there. We walked to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, which is guarded by an honor guard of elite Army specialists 24/7/365. We were able to see the changing of the guard and all of the respect paid to those who have lost their lives fighting for our country but were never able to be identified and named. We then rode our bikes down to the Iwo Jima statue and topped the day off with dinner.
The American History Museum had Julia Childs' exact kitchen displayed.
There are squirrels everywhere in DC
This is the original Wright Bros plane that they flew to Kitty Hawk