Sunday, November 9, 2008

So a couple months back, I was able to go back east with my dad and see some of the sights back there. All of my brothers got to go with my dad, so I told him it was my turn. My dad is a big history buff so it was so much fun to go with him. He had such a cool story to go with everything we saw. I know, everyone's not into the whole history thing, so probably just skip this post if you're not. Anyway I flew into Washington D.C. So first we went and saw all of the memorials.

This was the Vietnam memorial. It has all of the soldiers names that were killed in the war on this wall. It also is symbolic. It starts really small with one or two names of people that died, and then the wall gets bigger and bigger as the war went on. Then the wall started getting smaller toward the end of the war.

This is the Lincoln memorial. Way cool! It has Lincoln's most famous speeches engraved on the walls.

You can't see this very well but this is where Martin Luther King Jr. stood and gave his famous speech. It was on the steps of the Lincoln memorial. Who knew?!

This is the Washington monument. This picture was taken from the Lincoln memorial. I guess all of the memorials and the white house make a big T. Did anyone else not know that?

Sorry it's sideways. This is the Iwojima memorial, one of my favorites! Such a cool story. This picture is the most published picture that has ever been printed.

A turtle we found in the road at Gettysburg with my cute dad!

Tomb of the unknown soldier at the Arlington Cemetery. This has a body of an unknown soldier from each war. 

Mr. Vernon. George Washington lived it up! He was such a sweet guy. The people begged him to be king and he refused. Where would we be without this humble guy?

Hill Cumorah

Sacred Grove, what an awesome place. I love Joseph Smith!

Niagara Falls. So cool! We even went down on the Maid of the Mist! 

Anyway there it is, sorry if that was totally boring! I also got to go to the Smithsonian and the Holocaust museum which was pretty mind blowing! A trip I'll never forget! Thanks Dad!


Where the Fun Starts said...

How awesome. I'm so in a little north Ogden bubble. I honestly had no idea any of those exsisted, apparently I never listened in any of my history classes. But great post I learned a lot. You guys rock

sara and wade said...

wow kel! what an awesome trip to go on!! i had no clue that your pop was a history buff! how fun! i would LOVE to go back east sometime! i'm totally jealous! fun!

Diana said...

We just went to DC and it is beautiful! Wasn't it so much fun?!