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I am a down to earth kinda gal with a camera! I love to shoot anything and everyone, not something you can typically say about your job. I am from a small beach town near Jacksonville, Florida, and wouldn't have had it any other way. The beach is my second home--my retreat and inspiration. I have been called charismatic yet laid back---its a wonderful blend! My style includes bold colors, and fresh black and whites--classic meets contemporary with a twist of that beach lifestyle~

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

No, I didn't get to meet President Obama, but....

I did get to see his house!!! Heather and I spent an amazing 9 hours in our nation's capital yesterday playing tourist. Well, not really playing, but you get my drift. Not only did we master using the Metro, we must have walked close to 20 miles seeing everything and making sure to keep a running list of things we wanted to get to see again next time we visited. Between the sudden DROP in temperature and the spotty rain showers all day, it made for an interesting visit. Thankfully I had an umbrella hidden in the depths of my car, but that didn't take into account my shorts and t-shirt I was wearing with no jacket. I think I may have bypassed pneumonia, but I did develop a scratchy throat!

It was amazing to see so many of our national monuments in person. They are so much larger and mesmerizing when you are standing there facing them. I was in awe while standing looking at the Lincoln Memorial, and completely breathless while standing in front of the World War II Wall Memorial. Recognizing the weight of decisions made on the steps of Capital Hill along with the importance of the support we provide to our Commander in Chief despite a difference of beliefs. It was enough to really make me stop and reflect on all of the obstacles our country has overcome, as well as the ones that we will face in the coming years. Words cannot explain what an immense feeling it was for me. I fully intend on visiting these landmarks again, sooner rather than later. I can only hope that others visiting these same monuments do so with the same reverence, amazement, and pride for their country that I felt yesterday.



16 comments:

Renee Whiting said...

I love visiting DC! It is an amazing place with so much to see and do!

Mary said...

Fabulous!!! I haven't been but someday!!

Katherine said...

Gorgeous images of the nation's capital.

Wiseman Photography said...

Wow...look at the sky! What a gorgeous day for site seeing!!!

Jenny Jardine Photography said...

Your photo's are amazing! I would love to make it to Washington one day!

Rhonda said...

amazing! Love those skies!

EC said...

your photos make me want to walk around DC, too. Beautiful!

Amy Dungan (Sparky's Girl) said...

Beautiful shots!!!! I hope to get to travel the world one day seeing all the great sights and getting lots of photos. :)

Schona Kessler Photography said...

Love them but the last is my fave! Love the sunbeams!

J. Fata Studio said...

These are awesome shots!

Jeannette Chirinos Gold said...

you did a great job capturing this pictures :)
like them
and do not worry about the permission lol

Jordan said...

Beautiful! Love the lighting in the last one!

Carri M. said...

These are great shots. I've never been to DC, but I would love to go someday, especially when the cherry blossoms are in bloom.

Stephanie said...

I love your photos. I especially like the first photo the most!

Sharon Miller said...

Great job of capturing DC. It's great how the experience moved you.

Tiffany Austin | rfp said...

How fun!

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