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Denver

This morning we left by 9am to catch the metro to one of the museums Leigh had wanted to look through the American Indian one. Had a few interesting displays but overall was disappointing. It did however have an amazing food court where grabbed some brunch & I had great cranberry & nut salad.

We walked past the beautiful Smithsonian castle & museums in the National Mall to the Washington Monument where we had booked tickets online for $1.50 each for the midday viewing. You can get free tickets if you get there early to get a ticket for later in the day but they go quickly & doing it online was much easier.

It is the largest freestanding stone structure in the world made with no steel reinforcements or concrete – just the blocks locking into each other. It was the tallest building at the time & was started in 1848, until the Eiffel Tower was built

At 555 ft it towers over all other buildings to remind of George Washington's contribution to this nation. For his leadership in the cause of American Independence from the British. He was elected president in 1789

We caught an elevator up & were able to look over the city in all directions for great views. Washington’s on the Potomac Rive

In the park opposite we met up with Pastor Donna Pisani & her daughter Bethany from Capital City Church as we had organize do have lunch with them. They were both just lovely & we had a great visit.

Bethany then drove us to our hotel to pick up our luggage & drop us to the airport which is a long way (Dulles Airport – is in Virginia) Next time we will try & fly into Ronald Reagan airport which is only 10 mins from the city

We arrived into Denver where Deb picked us up about 7.30pm We stopped off at Red Robin at Broomfield for some dinner. Love the salads here - especially the chinese ones with plum sauce

Smithsonian Castle

Smithsonian Castle


Beautiful Gardens

Beautiful Gardens


Capitol with the fall trees

Capitol with the fall trees


Capitol Building

Capitol Building


Washington Memorial

Washington Memorial


Fall time

Fall time


Towing 555 ft into the blue sky

Towing 555 ft into the blue sky


Looking down to the White House

Looking down to the White House


Looking to Lincoln Memorial

Looking to Lincoln Memorial


Looking to Capitol Building

Looking to Capitol Building

Posted by hillbillyramsey 17:00 Archived in USA

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