Our 11th anniversary of a backpacking trip to Europe and we found ourselves in Virginia and DC. We traveled east towards Julia since she has a 4 month old. We got to hang out at her oasis of a mountain home in the hills before heading to DC. She took us to some incredible caverns before hiking in the national forest. Man, it’s really pretty in Virginia!!!!
Then we left Julia at home with her babies and headed to DC. We got to see marine 1 land on the south lawn and then the helicopter take off and land again hours later with the president in it. We saw the pope from 20 feet entering the Vatican when we were in Rome 11 years ago and now we’ve seen the president (from afar) take off and land. It was really exciting. We also experience Arlington Cemetery, the world war 2 memorial and the holocaust museum (neither of which I have been to). All were moving and the whole city inspires patriotism. I am glad I got to see my dear friends and thankful to be an American.