Papa’s World – Tour the Capital and sit in on congress

WHAT IF ?
Good Morning

We had our tour guide named Henry –

And Henry was from Australia !!! MATE !

Henry – another lady – Jo – Sherry and Paul

Henry’s mother is from Tucson Az. and his father from down under !

His accent was pure Australian !

The long tunnel
to the Capital
Jo Paul Sherry and Henry
Security
The tunnel lined
by paintings by students
from each state of the Union
Continuing the walk
through the long
tunnel and complex
Almost there
Our destination
at the top
Arrival
at the visitor center
of the U.S. Capital
In the visitor center
A view to the Rotunda

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As we continue the tour – in the next blog –

you will see the historic inside of the Capital building.

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Henry -Jo – Sherry – Paul
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Papa’s World – Walking among the Ghosts – Korea

Long known as THE FORGOTTEN WAR –

The Korean conflict war memorial

is to me – “WALKING AMONG THE GHOSTS ” of war.

GOOD MORNING


My brother in law Bill was in this war –

and not once did he ever talk to me about it !

The closest we came was him giving me his sleeping bag –

as a teenager who used it to sleep out on –

North Western chilly nights

in a little town of Eldred Pa.

Jo Paul Sherry
walking from the Wall
to the Korean War Memorial
Sherry Paul Jo
Seeing the GHOSTS for the first time

The sight is becoming – the soldiers – silently walking –

through the shrubs – gray – white –

the effect is startling.

Paul Jo

One can almost feel the tension in the air –

the expected clash about to happen –

I often wonder what it would be like to be there –

not in Korea – but here –

on a dark silent night –

with mist swirling in from the Potomac !

Sherry – walking among the Ghosts
on the Korean War Memorial

That is the sense this brings to me –

in a War mostly forgotten

yet the vast numbers of loss and maimed

remain with us to this day.

Jo and Sherry
reading the message on the memorial
Jo and Paul
The message is here
long ago
but forever written
not to be FORGOTTEN

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Jo remembering

The Forgotten War – being visited by us –

a bucket list cross off

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Paul Jo Sherry

Reflections of the present

among the GHOSTS of the past

The Korean Memorial

The Forgotten War

May we always remember !

Next Blog

Martin Luther King

MEMORIAL

Papa’s World – Arlington Cemetery – National Cathedral- friends

GOOD MORNING

When friends from out of state visit – you TOUR D.C. !

Tom – Sherry – Jo and Paul
Clydes
Georgetown

First on their list – Arlington ad the Tomb of the unknown –

and the family grave site of JFK & Jackie !

We shall never forget

We decided to drive on this first day –

parking at Arlington National Cemetery!

Tomb of the unknowns
JFK and Jackie
grave sites

We did the tour bus –

where you get off and on !

The eternal flame
” ASK NOT WHAT YOUR COUNTRY CAN DO FOR YOU “

The grounds were quiet –

the birds were chirping

the solitude

Paul – Jo – Sherry

This was a must on their expectations !

JFK & Jackie

We explored all the family graves

then it was back on to the bus

and up the hill

stopping every so often

for explanations on different markers !

At the tomb

As we pulled in – the quiet was striking !

People walking –

going about in their silent ways !

The graves and markers
The tomb
Silently watching
The changing of the guard

It is a place to be quiet –

standing still

gazing upon a ritual

that has been going on since 1948

24 / 7

365 days of the year

THE TOMB OF THE UNKNOWN SOLDIER

We owe this all in gratitude

for our freedom

we have today

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Cheers

Next blog – The Washington National Cathedral

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Papa’s World – Lets take a Metro Ride – to the WHARF

She came downstairs – and said to me ” What do you plan to do today “?

“Mow the lawn ” I replied !

Wait – we have to walk – 10000 steps !

So – that is when she said –

let’s take the Metro –

and go into the WATERFRONT to the WHARF !!!!

The WATERFRONT and the WHARF – Washington D.C.

It had been years since we had gone to the FISH MARKET on the waterfront. And – the whole city line had changed –

to a beautiful waterfront plaza – with many eatery’s and bars – music and venues for top of the line entertainment nation wide.

Harbor view on one side of the Wharf – other side has even bigger boats

The transformation is stunning – and construction is everywhere. Huge buildings – grand boardwalk and tons of people.

What looked to me to be a Lynx was a breed of cat

You see everything – and there are electric scooters all over – you just put your credit card in –

ride it to where you want to go – get off and leave it for the next person !

On both sides of the boardwalk are places to eat and drink and be social with the harbor and boats.

Me walking into what is left of the OLD FISH MARKET
Part of the OLD FISH MARKET

There are vendors with huge piles of fish – shrimp – lobsters- clams and oysters –

all freshly caught and brought in from the East Coast.

You can buy just about anything and even have it cooked right there!

The smells of cooked fish – shrimp – lobster – were everywhere !

Late lunch sitting on the board walk

We selected a place to eat in the shade but on the waterfront – public restrooms were available and very clean.

It could be a little pricey – so come prepared.

A lonely Catamaran sits in anchor

We decided to continue our 10000 steps and walk the the harbor way to the ball fields about a mile away.

Along the way we saw dozens of hikers in full packs – hats and outfits – I asked what they were doing as they had some sort of GPS – phone like instruments – they were on a 50 mile challenge – one women told me !

It reminded me of The Amazing race ! And they were all in a hurry !

Tree lined street – going by a Army Base
Really nice flowers along the paths

We walked where we had never been before – in all the years we have walked D.C.

Audi Field -new home of DC UNITED SOCCER

We came first to Audi Field –

the brand new home to DC UNITED SOCCER TEAM.

And within a 1/4 mile to the NATIONALS PARK – baseball field !

WASHINGTON NATIONALS BASEBALL PARK

We have been to the baseball park a lot of times – but this was a first for the soccer field as it just opened this Spring.

Main entrance to NAT’S PARK

We were there at 4:00 PM.and fans were already arriving for the 7:00 PM. game.

We crossed the street – and it was right out of a movie set – every table outside – and there were dozens of them – six to eight people a table –

were packed full of thirty something young people – all dressed like well dressed college students – sitting – drinking and talking.

Everywhere I looked including the outside bar and inside was the same – as if hundreds of them decided to descend upon the scene at the same time !

We went inside to get into air condition as it was hot in the Sun – each having a drink before we found our way to the Metro stop !

We can actually leave home – drive 15 or 20 minutes – park and ride the Metro right to the gates of the park.

Flowers on our 10000 step walk

A over six hour journey – ( ended up with over 12,000 steps )

was a perfect way to spend a Saturday mid morning – getting back home around 6:00 PM.

Just in time to settle in and watch the NAT’S on TV playing the Cubs !

Always take a picture of where you park

Hint of the day – we always take pictures of where we park in whatever venue we leave from –

makes it much easier to find your car ! LOL

I hope you like this little journey – living healthy – walking –

And sometimes on a whim –

change it up and adventure into something new –

YOU MIGHT EVEN SEE A CAT ON A LEASH THAT LOOKS LIKE A LYNX!

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