The first stop on my Great Train Adventure that will take me all the way to Vancouver, British Colombia is:  Washington DC.   After an overnight from Savannah, GA I was walking towards the Mall by 8:00AM. From Union Station past the Capital Building to the Museums along the Mall and on past the Washington Monument to the Reflecting Pool and the Lincoln Memorial – and more!!  It was a busy 6 1/2 hours!!

I love Washington DC and have a long history with it, beginning with when I lived in Alexandria, Virginia in the mid-1960’s.  I love the monuments and the museums and just the feel of the place – our nation’s capital – there is no where else like it.

When we lived in Alexandria, my ex-husband was in the Army and we were VERY poor plus he was working many hours as they prepared to go to Viet Nam.  So on Sunday, his one free day, we would drive into Washington DC, stopping for our one meal out a week at McDonald’s, and then visiting one of the free museums each week.  I also remember visiting Union Station, which was and still is a marvel of a train station.

Every time I return there are many memories, including bringing my children when they were small.  I never tire of it.