We began our visit to D.C. with a visit to the Washington National Cathedral. Reminiscent of the grand cathedrals of Europe; high arched stone walls, stained glass windows depicting the life of Christ, and a window of space created with the Apollo 11 in mind. Long hallways with alcoves off to the sides, altars and apses, and pews with such historical names as Samuel Adams, Emily Dickinson, or Edgar Allan Poe…an endless sea of history. The following day we spent walking the National Mall taking in the sights of monuments I had only read about and could now see and touch, a surreal day. Hopefully you can get a sense of being there through these few pictures.