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Aunt Jeanne and Uncle Paul - Washington DC Trip


5-25-2013 ~ Blog # 538



This weekend we drove to Washington DC to visit my Aunt Jeanne and Uncle Paul Krasnowski.  It was a great visit with some of my absolute favorite relatives whom we hadn't seen in way too long.  Jeanne and Paul live in Tucson, Arizona but have a time share in Alexandria, Virginia; we visited them there on the tail end of their vacation.  We left Tallmadge right after school on Friday and arrived in Alexandria about 9:30 pm.  We noticed a lot of motorcycles and soon learned about "Rolling Thunder" which is a nation wide tribute motorcycle ride to "The Wall" memorial in DC.  On Saturday we hopped on the Metro and rode into Smithsonian Station.  Riding a subway was an adventure in itself for Ohioans who must drive by farms just to get home.  After walking through several museums and monuments we headed back to Alexandria for dinner and an evening walk down King Street to the harbor.




Sherman Monument

(Note the lack of Rebel scum)



The White House





World War II Monument






Washington Monument



Smithsonian Museum of Natural History

(Museum of Dead Things, if you ask me)





Smithsonian Museum of American History







Alexandria Virginia - King Street




















Old 135MM Prime Time

I forced myself to give my old 135mm manual focus prime some love; it was the only lens longer than 50mm that I brought.

The next 20 some shots were all taken with this old prime in the low-light setting sun, plus a few Canon shots by Joan.







































Sunset Alexandria at f1.4

Evening ambient light is where the 50mm f1.4 shines













Night View of the Rails





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Jeanne and Paul - Washington DC Trip


5-26-2013 ~ Blog # 539



On Sunday we headed back to DC to visit the Air and Space Museum and more monuments.






National Air and Space Museum








Petting a Moon Rock



Halfway through and the girls are bored....

When I was their age this was the coolest place on Earth



Rolling Thunder

500,000 motorcycles parade through Washington DC













Scaffold on the Washington Monument



Vietnam Women's Memorial


Vietnam Veteran's Memorial

"Isn't that a little too many names for one war?" - Annika













At the Lincoln Memorial







Korean War Veteran's Memorial

As sobering as the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial was, the Korean War Veteran's Memorial was the most impressive to me. 

It may be both sad, yet appropriate that I wasn't aware of this monument to "The Forgotten War".










Rolling Thunder (Again)










Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial




FDR Memorial

This memorial appropriately went on and on, a good four terms.




Aunt Jeanne and Uncle Paul Krasnowski (above)

(Not to be confused with the FDR statue below)







Jefferson Memorial







Back to Alexandria

Sunday evening we went on a trolley ride and another walk around Alexandria

(Annika on the trolley, below)






Brigitta attempting to eat leaves off of trees in mid-air



She got one.


And now she's running into Platform 9 3/4














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Jeanne and Paul - Washington DC Trip


5-27-2013 ~ Blog # 540


The kids still had a pile of homework waiting for them at home, so we had to leave before noon.  On Monday we walked to The George Washington Masonic National Temple in Alexandria, then to a park and then to Whole Foods for some things to eat on the ride home.











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