Washington DC / District of Columbia Facts Sq. Miles: 68.34 Population: 692,683 as of 2019 Year Founded: July 16,1790 Animal: Olympic Marmot Bird: Wood Thrush Drink: The Rickey Fish: Steelhead Trout Flower: America Beauty Rose Song: Our Nation’s Capital Tree: Scarlet Oak Longest Road: Georgia Avenue Longest River: Potomac Highest Elevation: 410 feet at Reno
Holocaust Museum Washington DC We had decided to spend our last day in Washington DC at the Smithsonian Museum of American History. So, we went the museum and we were standing in line to get in when I realized we had two souvenir pocket knives in my bag which we had purchased at South of
Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial Washington DC Out of all of the memorials we visited on our Washington DC road trip, I think this one was our favorite. We had a good time at Roosevelt’s Memorial. It had so many interesting parts to it. We appreciated that many of the memorials, like this one, had a
George Mason Memorial DC Honestly, when we arrived at this memorial, I really didn’t remember who George Mason was. Of course now I understand why. I didn’t realize there was a “forgotten founder” that was left out of history books. The was one of my favorite memorials. I really like the statue on a bench
Thomas Jefferson Memorial DC The Thomas Jefferson Memorial was another really cool memorial that I loved. We spent quite a bit of time here. It was hot outside and we had walked the National Mall and half of the Tidal Basin by this point. This memorial was a great spot to take a seat and cool off while
Japanese Cherry Trees Washington DC One of my favorite spots around the Tidal Basin was the area dedicated to the famous cherry trees. It was such a beautiful garden area with rocks and Japanese decor. Unfortunately, the trees weren’t in bloom while we were there so we didn’t get to see the pretty pink trees.
Tidal Basin Washington DC After walking the National Mall, my son and I crossed the street to walk the Tidal Basin as well. I was starting to tire, I must admit. But I couldn’t go to DC and not walk around the Tidal Basin. We just had to. I did not realize at the time
Dr. Martin Luther King Memorial Washington DC Our self guided tour of the National Mall took us to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial after the DC War Memorial. Now, I didn’t realize that there was one more memorial, the Korean War Memorial, in the National Mall that we hadn’t yet seen. We crossed the
DC War Memorial Still straying from our Roadtrippers itinerary, our self guided tour of the National Mall eventually brought us to the DC War Memorial. Tucked back from the road, the memorial has sort of a surreal presence to it. We took a few minutes at this stop as it was a quiet, serene place
Washington Monument Washington DC Even if its not part of your Roadtrippers itinerary, the Washington Monument is hard to miss if you’re in the DC area. You pretty much see it from anywhere you are unless your under a bunch of trees. Every time I’ve visited Washington DC, I look at this monument in awe.