It is time for the last post on our trip to DC. The weather was so beautiful on the last day that we packed so many things in to it that it was just too much to put in to one blog post, and instead took three!!
The next stop on our list was the Jefferson Memorial. As the name suggests, it was built to honor the third president, Thomas Jefferson. It is in the West Potomac Park and sits on the shore of the Potomac River.
Inside the building is an almost 6 metre tall bronze statue of Jefferson. He looks out towards the White House.
Inside on the southwest side there is an excerpt from the Declaration of Independence.
On the Northwest side there is an excerpt from A Bill for Establishing Religious Freedom, 1777.
After the Jefferson Memorial we headed to the United States Capitol. The building that the United States Congress meets at. It is located atop Capitol Hill at the eastern end of Washington Mall.
Next stop was the Conservatory. Once Knox woke from his nap, he had an excellent time smelling various flowers with Richard.
Once we were finished with the memorials and monuments in the heart of DC, we decided to head to the Arlington National Cemetery, which was very close to our hotel. It is a U.S. military cemetery. Unfortunately it closes at 5pm and we were 20 minutes late. So we were only able to walk around the outside and see the Iwo Jima Memorial.
We had lots of fun seeing all the sights of Washington DC; it was sad to leave.