An experience I will never forget

I was only able to spend a portion of a day in Washington D.C. last week and it was for work with 80 alumni but I had a fantastic experience.

I woke up on Wednesday morning after a hideous nights’ sleep and went for a 2 mile run over to the White House and around the front lawn.
Seeing as it was 5:45 in the morning you probably cannot tell that the White House is behind me here…
And here I am with the Washington Monument…
We spent over two hours wandering around Arlington National Cemetery.  It was humbling and amazing.

We also saw the tomb of the unknown soldier and the changing of the guard.

I could probably go on and on about my 4 hours of monument touring but I learned SO much from our tour guide and realized I know absolutely nothing about history.

Ever been to DC?


  1. Omg love dc so much and Arlington cemetary! Glad you bad fun!

  2. I LOVE DC! I told my husband that we should go there this year for our vacay. It’s been years since we have been. And I want to run there! That’s so awesome that you got to do that! 🙂

  3. No never been but would love to go. I love history and my parents used to drag us to all of the historical places in our states and surrounding states.

  4. My dad is actually from DC and a lot of my extended family still lives near there. It’s another universe. I always want to spend more time when we go, but life is always in the way!

  5. My sole visit to DC was for my son’s eighth grade trip there. It was a fabulous multi-day tour, with wonderfully connected guides and insights. And I got to see it all through the eyes of a big group of thirteen-year-olds.

    If you ever get the chance to visit again, with your kids (not saying your step-kids here, because I know what a great mom you are), be sure to take it!

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