Sunday, December 31, 2017

Memorial Amphitheater at Arlington

After seeing the Funeral , we walked over to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the Memorial Amphitheater in Arlington.

My goal was to make it for the changing of the guard - and we did. What an amazing ceremony. It was so quiet, and everyone stood for respect - that was another thing that just took your breath away.

This was prior to the Changing, When the ceremony started I felt my camera was too loud!
And it was worth just watching

Then we walked to the Amphitheater, its just behind the tomb. There are three major events there every year, and of course - when I visit.. ha ha   I was surprised that we were able to not see to many people in the photo - and the one with the red backpack actually belongs to me.... 

Little Bit wanted to be the star!

I think he fits just perfectly in that chair!

We then walked to Robert E Lee's house.
I saw it the last time I was there and everyone was in period costume

This time they are packing it up for repairs -
so we took in the views around the house

Some of these headstones are so very cool,   and right outside the Lee house -
 here is your view into DC

We decided to head into DC to get something to eat,
and lo and behold!
( just kidding - the restaurant we wanted to eat at had us passing by the White House)
They were decorating for Christmas
and there was a sniper on the roof

as we were walking back to our house
This was my View
I thought It was so pretty in the light, or fading light

A nice ending to a nice day
We logged 12 miles that day

My feet deserved a rest

Linking to:
Our World Tuesday


Farm Quilter said...

Wow...amazing pictures of an amazing trip!! Thanks for sharing!!

Preeti said...

Oh my goodness, you were in DC??? That is just a hop and skip from me. Looks like you had a fun visit. Wish we could have met. Happy New Year to you and yours!

Judy V in Thornton CO said...

The striking photo of your son in the chair is truly attention grabbing! And the rest of your pictures are stunning.

The Joyful Quilter said...

Wonderful memories of a great trip in those shots!!

csuhpat1 said...

Wow, what beautiful pictures that you shared. Thank you very much. Have a wonderful 2018.

NatureFootstep said...

don´t think I have ever seen this theatre before. It is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Photo Cache said...

Beautiful shots.

Worth a Thousand Words

Kate said...

Beautiful photos!