Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Adventure Tour Express


A man practices the art of adventure when he breaks the chain of routine and renews his life through reading new books, traveling to new places, making new friends, taking up new hobbies and adopting new viewpoints” ~Wilfred Peterson

I'll begin my adventure with one of my favorite destinations. Visiting our nation's capitol is an adventure that really never ends. My love affair began in 1965 when, for a graduation gift from high school, I traveled to The City at Christmas. Oh, my goodness what an adventure. Six years later, as the wife of a newly commissioned Second Lieutenant assigned for temporary duty to Ft. Belvoir, VA we had the opportunity to visit The City on a regular basis. Perhaps that's the reason our oldest child, then a year old, was so interested in art history that she now teaches art in high school for we spent every opportunity in the museums.



The National Portrait Gallery


I marvel  every time we visit this museum at the talent and skill of each an every artist whose art is exhibited here and elsewhere in the city.









This is a city where walking should be a must.  For if you get into the car and drive you miss so many wonderful attractions that may or may not be in your tour book.

Lovely skyline


The White House...and the lights are on!

One of the City's many parks

Walk about if you visit and have a chance.  There is so much more to be taken in by just traveling on foot.  I'll leave you today with a treasure to be found at the Smithsonian's Natural History Museum.


The Hope Diamond

Please join in the adventure today by taking us along on one of your journeys.  I look forward to traveling to many and sundry destinations today!


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Thanks Be to God!

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5 comments:

  1. I have never went to our Capitol. I have always wanted to. Thanks for sharing the wonderful pictures.

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  2. What a great post! I love it!
    And your picture depict it perfectly!
    Smiles~
    Cat

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  3. Thanks for sharing this. Your trip reminds me of living at Ft. Meade, MD . . . and the few trips we took into DC. Very cool!

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  4. oooooo that's really nice!!

    we'll be visiting the Dallas Art Museum for the first time for my kids! They're having a special function just for families of kids on the Autism spectrum!! I am SOOO excited! it will be my FIRST Adventour Tour of the summer! :-)

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  5. Wonderful pictures! Love the Native American portraits!

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