Our fourth day in DC was warm and sunny. Luckily we were able to experience one nice day so that we could walk around looking at monuments and memorials. It would have been so disappointing to leave DC without good enough weather to have a good exploration of them!
Given that there are quite a few monuments and memorials, I will split them up into a few different posts, so as not to overload everyone!
First stop for the day was the Washington Monument. This sits in the National Mall and was built to commemorate the first President – George Washington.
After this we did what every tourist wants to do in DC – visit the White House. I’m sorry to say that Obama didn’t realise the special visitors he had, so didn’t come out and great us!
We did try for a family portrait in front of the White House but with all the wind they looked a little too crazy to post!
Next stop was the National World War 2 memorial, which is also located in the National Mall. It is a rather grand and pretty memorial. It consists of 56 pillars each with a US state written on it and arches surrounding a plaza and fountains.