Friday, April 30, 2010

Washington DC and a Pink Pillow

It's Saturday again and it is time to go sightseeing. It is also time to show our pinks and a few of our favorite things. Today I am taking you on one of my favorite US trips, Washington DC.
A Few of My Favorite Things is hosted by Laurie at http://bargainhuntingwithlaurie.blogspot.com/.
Pink Saturday is hosted by Beverly at http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/my_weblog/
Visit these 2 lovely hostesses and their participants and you will definitely see lots of lovely things.

I saw this pillow at Ross for $6. I love the sweet colors and the ruffling and although I do not have any room in the house with pink decor, I had to buy it. Right now it's on my brown leather ottoman in the family room but I know it will move again. It instantly became one of my favorite pillows!

Now on to our trip. I really enjoyed touring Washington DC and it really is one of my favorite tours in US. There was so much to see and learn in one tiny city, so much history. There was hustle and bustle everywhere you looked.
Below is the Washington Monument. It is standing so tall that you can pretty much see it whereever you go within the city.
We went there just after the cherry blossom festival but the trees were still blooming. Aren't they gorgeous?
Capitol Building


Lincoln Memorial

Jefferson Memorial


The White House. Unfortunately, we weren't able to tour inside because they are stricter now. It seems like you have to know an official who will make an appointment for you or schedule far ahead in advance so they can do a background check on you first.
So we just took pictures from outside the gate as many other tourists did.

It is really a very pretty and stately building.

Isn't that a lovely door?



Vietnam War Memorial
In the wall are names of soldiers who perished during the war.

The Treasury Dept.
We watched how they print money and it was really very interesting. I must be losing some pictures cause I cannot find the ones I took inside the building.

I thought this picture is funny!




Arlington Cemetery
Do you see where John F. Kennedy was buried?


Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and changing of the guard.
It was a pretty neat ceremony.
We went to the Museum of Science and Industries. There were so many things for everyone to enjoy. I was interested in Jacqueline Kennedy's inaugural gown while AJ was interested in Dorothy's shoes and John was more into George Washington's sword and uniform.
While we were there, we met with my HS classmate, Celi, who works as a lawyer there. I have not seen her in more than 40 years. We also met her family and we all had lunch in a place where a lot of politicians eat. I cannot remember the name of the restaurant. I know I took more pictures showing the name but I just cannot find them. It was so wonderful to see Celi again!
We took the Hop On, Hop off tour bus to go around. It was a good idea cause you can go around the city, hop off to any place you want to see and enter and then catch the bus to go around again.
Thank you so much for joining me in this tour. And thanks to our gracious hostesses for hosting these events.

21 comments:

susan said...

Christine-I don't know if you are ever going to be at home to enjoy that pretty new pink pillow :)! Your pictures are great! How wonderful to reconnect with an old friend after so long. I bet you had a LOT of catching up to do :) Have a great weekend!

Just Breathe said...

The pillow is very pretty.
Love your pictures. That is one place I really want to visit someday.

Regina said...

Happy Pink Saturday Christine. Thank you for this wonderful tour. It brings memory. I've been there once.

Wishing you all a great weekend.
xo

Carol at Serendipity said...

Christine,

Thank you for sharing your pictures. Your mosaics are outstanding. It is so much fun to play with all the possibilities.

The pillow is beautiful.

Happy Pink Saturday.

Carol

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Christine,
I have been to D.C. twice but hubby has never, so we may go this summer. The cherry blossoms are so amazing, I wish I could go when they are in bloom. Your cute little granddaughter sure is lucky! She gets to go to some amazing places with her Grandma. You look lovely in the pics.
Happy Weekend,
Cindy

KBeau said...

Your D.C. pictures make me want to go there again. In fact, I haven't been since the Vietnam Memorial was completed. Must do that someday.

Dolores said...

Beautiful pillow.
I've never been to D.C., but hope someday to make it there.
Your pictures are wonderful!!!!

kim said...

Christine, I believe I would have found a spot for that cute pillow, too. Love your DC pics. We went in the early nineties and would love to go again. So much to see and do there.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Great pics of DC. I havn't been there since I was little. I would love to go back again. Your pillow is gorgeous too. Thanks for the tour. Hugs, Marty

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Thanks for sharing your vacation and great photos with us. Pretty pillows!

Janie's World said...

Oh, those trees look beautiful in bloom. Great pictures of your family and the city. I love the hop on hop off bus, I take it in every city I visit!!!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

That is one wonderful pink pillow and your pics of Washington were delightful!
That doorway almost looked like a cake frosted!! LOL!!
HPS!
Debbie

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Christine, that is definitely one of the prettiest pillows I've ever seen. Your photos of DC are wonderful, and I love the way you've framed them and made them into mosaics. And how fun those captions were of John and AJ! Thanks for linking to Favorite Things. laurie

Kathleen said...

LOL, Christine, lots of crazy people there so J will fit in! :)
Pretty pillow!
I haven't been there for a visit since my Sr class trip..I think Lincoln was President then! :)

Sarah said...

Christine, your photos of DC are amazing. DC is a wonderful place to visit with so many places of interest. Thanks for sharing your photos.

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

What a fun trip, Christine! I love the Oz pics! Washington is a pretty town, isn't it? One of these days, I am going to get there! The pink pillow is just lovely! Hope you are having a great weekend...hugs...Debbie

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

you found such beautiful pillows.. Love it! and looks like you have a great time visiting DC.. Happy PS Christine.

Shelia said...

HI Christine! I love your pretty pink stripped pillow! I have seen any as sweet as yours there.
Oh, how I love Washington D.C. We've been so many times and I'm always ready to go again. Glad you got to meet up with your friend! You've taken some wonderful pictures and I always love seeing you - Most Beautiful One!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I haven't been to D.C. in many years. This brought back a lot of memories. The trees were gorgeous!

Knowing you...you will do an entire room around that new pillow!

GardenofDaisies said...

Christine, maybe you need a pink room! :-)
Thanks for sharing photo's of your trip around DC with us!

Rettabug said...

FANTASTIC FOTOS, Christine!! I just love all the shots of our beautiful capital. You & your DD look great in all of them.
I've never been to the Capital but would love to go someday. I'm glad you mentioned that we need to plan far ahead if we want to tour the White House. Thanks for that tip!

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