Washington, D.C. – Day 3

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We started our final day in Washington, D.C. by having lunch with my Hawaii friends, Matt and Virginia, who currently live in Virginia.  I have known them since the 1960s.  Here they are at the Capital Hilton for lunch.  That’s Virginia in the front and Matt on the right.  It was so nice to see them again.

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The beautiful White House.  David says that the Obamas are vacationing in Massachusetts right now.

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The Air and Space Museum.

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The Spirit of St. Louis at the museum.

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World War II Monument.

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Hawaii was recognized as one of the places that were involved in the war in the Pacific.

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To honor those who served.

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Vietnam War Memorial.

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Close-up of the memorial.  David did not see his friend’s name in the book of the dead, so he thinks his friend survived the Vietnam War.

TOMORROW:  We return home to Hawaii. What a fantastic vacation we have had.  We can’t believe it is over.  I just hope the stormy weather in Hawaii doesn’t affect our departure.

15 Responses to “Washington, D.C. – Day 3”

  1. DJan Says:

    What a great trip! I cannot believe it’s already over, Gigi. It seems like we’ve been looking forward to it for so long. Enjoy your last night there, and I too hope you have an uneventful flight home.

  2. Henry Hank Chapin Says:

    When I saw the Spirit of Saint Louis, I noticed it has no front window. Did Lindbergh stick his head out the side window or what?

    We were shown around the Capitol by one of Patsy Mink’s staff. Then, because she was in Washington, D. C., we had breakfast with her and her husband.

  3. Linda Says:

    Wonderful tour! Lovely series of photos.

  4. denise Says:

    You had a lovely day to finish off your holiday. I hope we will meet again one day and again, thank you so much for the lovely time we had with you both yesterday. Wishing you a great flight home. We will be thinking of you!

  5. Linda Reeder Says:

    It has been 17 years since we visited Washington DC. Several memorials have been added since then that I would very much like to see. And there is so much to see in the Smithsonian museums.
    It looks like you had a good time and saw some of the best DC has to offer.

  6. Christine Says:

    Wow it’s gone by seeming quickly Gigi!

  7. Grannymar Says:

    A busy last day! The holiday seems to have gone in a flash. Have a safe journey home to Hawaii.

  8. Kay G. Says:

    Do you know I have never been to Washington, D.C? My niece just moved there, so perhaps that will give me the push that I need to go there!
    Beautiful shots, thanks for sharing, makes me want to go.

  9. Cathy Says:

    You no sooner got there than it was time to come home again – but now you’re semi retired wherever you go next time you can stay longer!

  10. Jeanie Says:

    It is great that you got to see your friends….Matt looks like he wasn’t thrilled to have his picture taken. 🙂 It looks like you got to see a lot in D.C. The war memorials are so moving.
    I hope your trip home goes well.

  11. granny annie Says:

    Wasn’t that a small table for four people? It’s strange the things that catch a person’s eye. Nice photos.

  12. SchmidleysScribbling Says:

    Lovely photos. I enjoyed seeing familiar sites around the city. Hope your trip home was uneventful. We enjoyed meeting you and David and Gregg and Denise. Thanks again for the lovely lunch. Dianne

  13. vagabonde Says:

    I was absent from blog land for a while. I did go and checked your Hawaiian-French connection posts and enjoyed following your vacation through Miami. It sounds like you had a great time. It was fun to look at what you saw. Have a good trip back home.

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