What a way to start a new year. Cousin KJ and I toured Washington,
DC. (Remember to click on a photo for a larger photo.)
We started with the Hannah's favorite statue in Washington, DC, the
Cousin KJ said it was the
Hannah favorite because of
her Aunt Martha. (Will you
find out who she is, Ella?)
Aunt Martha and her family
were visiting from Texas and
when they drove passed the
Perry Lions, Aunt Martha said,
"We need to wash their little
eyes." All Aunt Martha's
family laughed and the
Hannahs laughed even though
they didn't know why they
were laughing. Cousin KJ said
her Aunt Martha was like that
-- always happy and making
everyone around her happy.
Anyway, Aunt Martha
explained back home in Corsicana, they had a little dog named Toby,
and his little eyes got dirty often, so there was always someone in the
household saying, "We need to wash his little eyes." Seems the Perry
Lions had dirty eyes and they reminded Cousin KJ's Aunt Martha of her
Toby. Cousin KJ seemed to really like remembering this story.
Here I am at the Washington Monument.
I'm sure you are wondering what
is so interesting about this
photo? If you enlarge it, you will
see the back of the White
House. Cousin KJ says it is as
close as tourist can get to the
back of the White House, since
I was planning to go inside the United States
Capitol, but it sounded too dangerous. Cousin
KJ said Congress was in session and they
were trying to avoid falling off the Fiscal Cliff.
Museum of the
American Indian has
copies of ancient
EEE, you have to come ride the Smithsonian
Carousel with me! Cousin KJ says it is one of
the most popular places in DC.
Through the middle of Washington, DC runs The National Mall.
Nope, you don't go shopping in it, you go learning.
Next, we went across the Potomac River
to one of Cousin KJ's favorite spots. She and her father visited often.
Here I am stand in Texas -- well, on
Texas. The 19-foot tall, 43 ton, Sunset
Red granite monolith was quarried just
35 miles from Johnson’s ranch in Texas.
And the views from the Johnson Memorial across the Potomac are the
best vistas in the city. The Washington Monument is in the middle, the
Lincoln Memorial on the left and the Jefferson Memorial on the right.