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Wed Mar 31, 2021, 02:17 AM

22. So many Great Memories of DC!

I've been there about 15 times between '71 -'12.
Practically half for marches, protests, and the other
half for fun!

? '81 Labor March. At least 2 Renewable Energy Marches in the '80's. Two or three Pro-Choice Marches -'90s, '00s. The second Anti-Iraq War March. The Twenty-Fifth Anniversary March of The Civil Rights March.
Usually after a protest - we'd go to a museum. You'd see fellow protestors also visiting w signs rolled up. Lol.

For fun.
First visit '71 - Cherry Blossoms time! So glorious. I've gone by myself, and with one or two others.
My sis and went to Bill Clinton's first Inauguration. Then both of Obama's !

One of my other favorite visits was The Clinton's -Celebrating American Crafters at Christmas presentation. The main Christmas Trees - each tree had
ornament crafts done in a single main medium.
There was Metal, Ceramics, Wood, Paper, Fiber, Glass, and maybe two others. So inventive, and pretty!

A couple of other visits I went in Late Spring - Early
Summer. I'd carefully track the weather before I booked a hotel so it'd be low-humidity, low '80's.
I love walking The Mall all lush greens, the glory of incredible spaceousness all around there! The Refecting Pool (sometimes with swans!). Visiting the various Smithsonian Museums, the "old" Smithsonian building has lovely gardens on the side, the Art Museums. Lincoln Memorial, FDR & Dr King's Memorials. Also The Vietnam Memorial. The Library Of Congress. The Capitol.

I feel blessed I got to be there in Late Spring, Early Summer in the years before they stated beefing up security around The WH (traffic used to past right by it- including a local bus route), at the GW Monument with barriers, and everything.

I sure hope I'll get to visit while President Biden is in office at least once!

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