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!


Debi said...

Hope you have a wonderful time! I hope our day to visit DC is coming soon.

Carol M said...

It sounds like a nice place to visit. Maybe someday.....

Murf said...

So much for thinking that the American Library Association Conference is just a code name for a drunken free-for-all in our nation's capital. :-)

Stacey Shubitz said...

Love that everything is free in DC!!!

I'm tagging you for a meme.


Unknown said...

Being from Virginia, DC holds a special place in my heart. I'm glad you are enjoying it!

maggie moran said...

Debi and Carol, come on. There is so much to see and do, I'm having a hard time slowing down to rest! :D

Oh, Murf, I'm sure there are plenty with healthy thirsts! ;D

Well, thank you LiteracyTeacher. I'm a tad bit busy, so give me a couple of days, please. :O

Now, Nik, I would have a hard time choosing DC over ITALY, but I am loving it. ;)

Isabel said...

I hate to mention this, but our taxes pay for the museums.

Unfortunately, you can enjoy them only when you are in D.C.

I bet that the people who live nearby rarely go there.

I haven't been in years, but there is so much to see. You won't ever run out of things to see.

maggie moran said...

So true WW100! I should remember nothing is free in life. ;D