Friday, June 22, 2007

Most Attractions are Free!

ALABloggingAnother quick thought about our nation's capital, it's V A S T.

When Hubby and I travel, we are always amazed how European countries have such tight corners. By that I mean, their state buildings are so close together. In some spots, one could type a memo then pass it through a window to reach a department in another building.

Can you imagine foreigners walking around DC? They must think we are made of land with the vast space between The Capital, Washington Memorial, and Lincoln Memorial. The hubster and I racked up around 14, 900 steps visiting these facilities last night. That's seven miles folks! (Not to mention all the walking through terminals at the airport.)

It was a lovely experience. We watched the sun go down to the right of the Lincoln Memorial then strolled along the reflection pool as geese and goslings tucked their heads under for sleep. The night lights gleamed on the granite and marble, as we made our way home. Twas truly a romantic and patriotic experience.

I'm really glad we are having the conference in DC. The hotel cost$ may be unreasonable, but most attractions are free!