Saturday, July 17, 2010

Washington D.C.

Stephen and I (Meredith) took Sullivan and Harrison on a field trip to Washington D.C. a couple weeks ago. Sullivan and Harrison had never been to D.C. so I thought Stephen would be a perfect tour guide since he knows about everything.
At the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington Cemetery:
We made Sullivan get his picture taken in front of his "hero", Abraham Lincoln, even though as a die-hard Civil War history buff and true southerner, he was not very happy about this (as his face shows)!
I am in love with our tour guide. We had a wonderful, educational day.

3 comments:

Homeschool on the Croft said...

Aww nice! I just posted on our eldest boy's birthday, and had some *explaining* to do to our 'Northern' friends as to why we had a Confederate flag on our wall. Yep, we're Scottish, but we're Rebels!
We visited these sights 2 years ago whilst in the US. Your photos bring back many wonderful memories.
Love Anne x

Lisa said...

Respectfully, can you explain the following comment.
We made Sullivan get his picture taken in front of his "hero", Abraham Lincoln, even though as a die-hard Civil War history buff and true southerner, he was not very happy about this (as his face shows)!

Lisa

The Alexander Family said...

How funny, Anne! It is great to hear from you. I miss blogging and look forward to returning within the next several weeks. :)


Hello Mrs. Queen! I hope your farmers market ventures are going well for your family this summer.

In response to your comment; Sullivan, as a ten year old with a voracious appetite for books and history, particularly of the Civil War era, has a deep admiration for fellow Virginians from this time period such as Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee. Understandably, he doesn't have an equal appreciation for the leaders whose agendas contradicted theirs.

Stephen and I were having several pictures taken at the Lincoln Memorial so while we had the camera out we got a picture of Sulli as well. :)


Warmly,
Meredith