Friday, November 25, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

Running along the C&O Canal Towpath in Georgetown.
Our vacation last week reminded me of how many things we have to be thankful for.  We have great friends and family and I'm so happy that we get a chance to go and see them and this beautiful country.  After the quick trip to South Carolina we made our way to Washington DC and visited with lots of different friends some of whom we've not seen in years and years.  

Korean War Memorial
In shirt sleeve weather, we spent one morning walking along the tidal basin and taking in all the monuments. We'd been up to the top of the Washington Monument last year which was good because it is closed this year because of earthquake damage.  And last year we saw the reflection pool at sunset from the Lincoln memorial.  this year, the reflection pool is a big construction dirt field as they begin renovations.  The Korean War Memorial was quite a surprise.  A small intimate setting with a contemplative yet strong impact.  Beautiful and touching.

And FDR's memorial which I'd never even heard of was so relevant today too. 

"No country, however rich, can afford the waste of its human resources.
Demoralization caused by vast unemployment is our greatest extravagance. Morally, it is the greatest menace to our social order." FDR

We'd been to DC last year during high tourist season in a heat wave.  It was relaxed and mellow visiting the sites this year and I'm glad we got another chance. 

1 comment:

Generation X (Slomohusky) said...

Great trip! Happy thnaksgiving!