Thursday, June 18, 2009

Virginia and DC

Since my parents were here for a week before graduation, I decided to show them around a little bit of DC and Virginia ... We started local - Monticello, Thomas Jefferson's house ...





Then it was lunch at Michie's tavern ... one of the oldest taverns existing (a few centuries old, I'm sure) ... People were dressed up and in character, so that was nice ...


Next was a trip to Darden ... The pic below is of the Piano room ...





The mail room ...


Classroom ...



Flagler courtyard ...






Next day we took a trip to Shenendoah Valley ... Weather was simply amazing, and it was a perfect time to be cruising through the Skyline Drive, one of the most scenic drives in the US ...








This was followed up by a trip to Luray Caverns ... An underground network of Stalactites and Stalagmites ... I would always get confused by which is which ... This is what I use to remember - Stalactites hold tight to the ceiling and Stalagmites might grow up to reach the top ...















Next day was a trip to DC ... Pic below is that of Arlington Cemetary ...


Changing of the guard in front of the tomb of the unknown soldier ...

The Iwo Jima Memorial ...



Some random shots of the DC Monument area ...
















Next was a trip to Collonial Williamsburg ... It is actually a very historic trio - Williamsburg, Jamestown and York Town ... These are the very first settlements of the British in the US ... It was something like a live museum, with people reenacting all the characters and interacting with the visitors ... Pretty neat ...

















Wow .... That was a pretty quick wrap-up of over a week of activities ... The rest of the posts will go pretty quick too ... Everything explained with pics ...

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