Monument walk

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Me at Georgetown
That night, we went downtown to visit Luis, another friend from college who is a 1L at Georgetown Law.  The three of us went to dinner at Capitol Brewing Co, down the street from the law school.  After dinner, our original plan was to make out way out to the Thomas Jefferson Memorial, but as we passed the Capitol, Luis commented that he knew the exact distance down the mall from the Capitol to the Lincoln Memorial.  We scrapped our original idea and instead spent the next few hours walking the 2 miles down the mall, taking in every monument we could find on the way.

The last time I was in DC, I was 12 and went for about a week with my parents.  We saw all the monuments and museums, of course, but I had never experienced them all by night.
Georgetown
  I would recommend this to anybody - the city is far prettier by night, I think, the monuments aren't nearly as crowded, and seeing everything lit up is breathtaking.  After we had walked down the Mall, we made our way over to FDR's memorial, which I had never seen before.  I think this might get overlooked - it's a bit out of the way and is far lesser known than, say, Washington or Lincoln.  However, I was thoroughly impressed.  It's more of an exhibit than a monument, per se.  It's a huge maze with statues and quotes comemmorating FDR's achievements, complete with waterfalls and an enormous statue of FDR and his puppy at the end.  I was really moved.

The next morning, Stacy and I woke up, saw "Borat" and ate lunch in Chinatown.  I headed to the airport after that, and thus ended my short jaunt back East.
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Stacy at Georgetown
Stacy and I woke up rather late on Saturday morning and grabbed lunch on our way out to Georgetown to go shopping.  We spent the afternoon wandering around Georgetown (both the town and university) and spent a long time on campus, reminiscing about what our lives would have been like had we both not have decided to go to UCLA (both of us got into Georgetown for undergrad but decided to stay in state).

I am absolutely in love with Georgetown.  I love all things that have to do with Europe, and Georgetown itself feels like you've been transplanted into the middle of, say, England.  Maybe I just need to get to the East Coast more, who knows?  The school literally has a  castle.  A castle.  I'm sorry, but Royce Hall, majestic though it maybe, pales in comparison.  And the town itself is so very...posh, for lack of a better term.  The brick-lined streets, the little shops...I need to move there.
Me at Georgetown
Me at Georgetown
Georgetown
Georgetown
Stacy at Georgetown
Stacy at Georgetown
Luis, Stacy and me at Capitol Brew…
Luis, Stacy and me at Capitol Bre…
Luis and Stacy
Luis and Stacy
The Capitol by night
The Capitol by night
Me with the Capitol in the backgro…
Me with the Capitol in the backgr…
Imitation Trafalger Square
Imitation Trafalger Square
Washington Monument by night
Washington Monument by night
Me at the Washington Monument
Me at the Washington Monument
Stacy and Luis on our monument walk
Stacy and Luis on our monument walk
Since we never made it over to Tho…
Since we never made it over to Th…
Washington Monument as seen from t…
Washington Monument as seen from …
Capitol
Capitol
Lincoln Memorial off in the distan…
Lincoln Memorial off in the dista…
Korean War Memorial
Korean War Memorial
Lincoln Memorial by night
Lincoln Memorial by night
Me being touristy
Me being touristy
Me with my pal Abe
Me with my pal Abe
This idea didnt work out so well.…
This idea didn't work out so well…
Me at the Lincoln Memorial
Me at the Lincoln Memorial
The DC night sky glows red.  Kind …
The DC night sky glows red. Kind…
Stacy with FDRs dog.  (For the re…
Stacy with FDR's dog. (For the r…
FDR and me.
FDR and me.
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