Tuesday, July 23, 2013

The Great Zollinger Cross-Country Adventure: Chapter One

So, we made it.  We survived the 2 1/2 week drive across the country!  Not only did we survive, we had the time of our lives! Now we are hanging out in Idaho Falls waiting for our apartment in Provo to become available.  I love being here with Greg's family, but it will also be nice to get back and remember what kind of furniture I own and stuff.

I've decided to divide up our trip in a few posts of pictures.  We have a lot of pictures.  Today I think I'll post about our time in Washington DC and our stay with Morgan, Stephanie, and Alexander.  We have both been to DC before, but it was SO much fun to be able to go together, and choose exactly what we wanted to do.  Had such a blast!

Last Day in Florida... We spent the Fourth of July at the ocean. 

The rest of these pictures are not really in order because I am not patient enough for that.  

WWII Memorial

The church both George Washington and Robert E. Lee attended in Alexandria.

At the Washington DC temple.  You can learn more about LDS temples here. 

Where George and Martha Washington are buried at their property, Mt. Vernon.  We both loved Mt. Vernon.  The estate was so gorgeous and peaceful and I learned a lot.

Kitchen, Mt. Vernon. 

View of the Potomac from the back balcony.

A guy who takes pictures for a newspaper snapped a few of us and gave us a little photography lesson at the same time.  Do not center the subject, or something like that. 

The Library of Congress. 

Korean War Memorial 

The Lincoln Memorial, probably my favorite place in DC. 

 Nationals Game (of course) 

One of the only remaining original sunstones from the Nauvoo Temple, built in the 1840s on the Mississippi.  It is currently in the Smithsonian.  I was happy to see that the US is remembering American Latter-day Saint history.  This was also cool because we got to go to Nauvoo later in our trip, and the temple has been rebuilt with new sunstones that look identical to the originals. 

This was as close as they would let us get to the White House.... ???

Stay tuned...next up is Kirtland and Michigan! 

1 comment:

  1. That looks like so much fun! I'm glad you guys got to go to D.C.! I can't wait to see the pictures from the rest of your trip! :)