I then went on my way and decided to walk from GWU to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial which is on the tidal pool. It was a super long walk but was well worth it! I walked by the Lincoln Memorial, and the Korean War Memorial on my way to the MLK Jr Memorial.
They are redoing the reflecting pool (hence now water) WWII Memorial, Washington Monument, and Capitol
I wasn't completely sure where I was going, but when I saw all this paraphernalia I knew I was heading in the right direction.
The memorial was really nice, and full of people. It is the opening week, and the official unveiling ceremony is on Sunday. I was walking around, and found it really moving that a bunch of people were on the phone talking to others who weren't there. These people seemed to be recounting many of their Civil Rights Movement era experiences, and it just reaffirmed that this memorial not only belongs on the National Mall, but how much this man, and the movement impacted people's lives. It was a great time.
The memorial is lined with some of his quotes, this one is about the Vietnam War.
View from the Memorial.
I then walked a forever long way past the Washington Memorial, and finally ended up back at the metro. It took me forever to get back to the metro, because the MLK memorial is kind of in the middle of nowhere so it is quite a hike, and I was not wearing the right shoes!
Tidal Basin and Jefferson Memorial
National Park: Floral Library
My Shoes! I walked 2.5 miles between GWU and the Smithsonian Metro Station
I finally came upon the Holocaust Museum and Bureau of Engraving and Printing building. So I quickly new exactly how to get to the Smithsonian Metro station which would take me right back to my station closest to home.
Holocaust Museum is the closest building, and the big square one is the Bureau of Engraving and Printing.
I thoroughly enjoyed wandering around downtown today. I really think that The District is the only city I could really live in. I was just thoroughly delighted today, and I think that God keeps giving me the gift of delighting in Him through where I am now! "The Lord directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives." Psalm 37:23