Monday, September 18, 2006

The National Mall

Here is Robert and myself enjoying the sunshine (after too many days of rain) out on the National Mall.

My Monkey

We went to the National Natural History Museum and Robert managed to find something that looked like him.... Who needs a pet? I have a monkey!

Jefferson Memorial

Overlooking the water, here is the Jefferson Memorial. Robert standing in front of the Jefferson Memorial showing off his muscles.
Thomas Jefferson statue standing in his memorial.
Beneath the memorial there is a museum of Thomas Jefferson, a place to truly learn a lot about a wonderful man.

The White House

Here is a picture of the White House and a picture of Robert and myself standing outside. There were so many people from all over the world taking in the sites of the White House. It's neat to be in the place where the leader of the free world - the United States - lives.

WWII Memorial

As we walked down the National Mall we came to the World War II Memorial. Each State is represented here... Here I am in front of Arizona! And then in front of New York.... our current home!
And Robert in front of Florida.
This is what the memorial looks like. It's really amazing.

Lincoln Memorial

The next stop on our trip was the Lincoln Memorial. Here is Robert sitting on the steps at the Lincoln Memorial. It's practically a requirement after climbing all these stairs. Plus, the view over the National Mall makes the break so beautiful.
You know who this is...
Robert and me standing at the Lincoln Memorial looking over the National Mall.

Arlington Cemetery

Our Trip to Washington DC started with a trip to the Arlington Cemetery. Roberto standing in front of rows and rows of gravesites for those who died bravely serving our country.
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The guard walks back and forth to honor this soldier.
When standing on top of the hill at the cemetery, you can almost see some of the D.C. monuments. The Washington Monument is the one you can see over my left shoulder.
Grave site for Presidenct John F. Kennedy and his family. An eternal flame burns there for all to see. Along with President Kennedy lies many important US figures.

Kristina's Birthday

For my 27th Birthday, Robert decided to take me out on the town... so off to downtown Manhattan we went. Here I am marking that first stop - in the middle of Little Italy.
Here, I mark the second stop on this wonderful evening... an authentic Italian restaurant where I had veal drenched in a lemon and white wine sauce. It was so good. Also, a picture of my handsome husband smiling back at me.Stop number three... the Magnolia Bakery, a place well known to Manhattaners for their cupcakes. What birthday would be complete without a cake or at least some cupcakes. Yummy!!!
Overall, what a great birthday celebration!