|Thank you Cracker Barrel!|
We drove straight on through to DC, and after checking into our room at Fort Belvoir, we did the DC monuments at night. I can't tell you how beautiful it was and I am so thankful that I got to see them like that. Yes, it was cold and a bit rainy, but it was peaceful and crowd-free. It was just my brother and I, wandering our nation's capitol, with so much history illuminated only by spotlights.
Prior to this trip, we discussed my must-sees, since my brother had already been there before, multiple times. I wanted to see the monuments, the Holocaust museum, the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI), Arlington, and the Marine Corps museum (which I put off until DH got back from A'stan).
On day two in DC, we spent the morning wandering around, going through NMAI (a little too fast, but I'll get back there), and spent the bulk of our time in the Holocaust museum. That night we dined and danced at the O Club, something my brother wanted to experience.
|I had to have my picture taken in front!|
Thanksgivings tend to blend together in my memory, but this one never will. My brother was able to gift me with such a memorable trip and I am eternally grateful for the experience. May you all have a wonderful holiday this year, surrounded by loved ones! If you should be without your servicemember, I hope that you are able to make new memories with your family and friends!