“USA 🇺🇸 ~From Pennsylvania to Maryland to Washington DC”
After we left Pennsylvania, we pulled our Tiny to Maryland. We stayed at Chesapeake Beach at Breezy Point Campground.
Off the grid, it was the perfect place for a quick stay. We had a private beach, fire ring, and great views! We also saw the most spectacular sunrise and yes, we took advantage of a fire on the beach.
Just as the name suggests, it was very “Breezy!,” too!
View from my window in Tiny
With all the work I do, I always need Wifi, but I wouldn’t trade our time at Breezy Point for anything; even though I’m still cleaning sand out of Tiny, long after we left. 😂
We don’t wear shoes in, so this is always baffling!
From Maryland, it was an hour drive to get into the city;Washington DC. We debated whether to go or not, as our country is a bit upside down right now. I’ve visited many years ago, as a young kid, even managing to get lost in the Smithsonian Institution! But, Daryl has never been.
We are so glad we decided to go and I’m please to announce the city was very comfortable to be in. Less traffic than normal, no drama, and nobody bugged us about masks, or asked us for vaccine passports. We felt perfectly safe, too. In fact, the city had good energy and a zen vibe, like it has experienced a recent cleansing or something. There was a good show of police presence, especially around our monuments, and we only saw a few Marines walking in a group.
There is definitely, no longer, a temporary fencing around interior DC. It has all been removed.
⬆️ The White House
is at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
Although construction of the White House began while George Washington was president, he never lived in it. President John Adams and his wife, Abigail, were the first residents of the White House. The important Washington, DC landmark has served as the President’s home and office.
There are 132 rooms, 35 bathrooms, and six levels.
⬆️⬇️The Lincoln Memorial and Reflecting Pond
The National Mall in Washington, DC is America’s most visited National Park, where the past, present and future come together.
The monuments and memorials in this park honor American forefathers and heroes who paid the ultimate sacrifice in service to this country. Explore the swath of land nicknamed “America’s front yard.”
The National Mall is centrally located in Washington, DC, stretching over two miles from the Lincoln Memorial on the west end to the U.S. Capitol on the east end.
Arguably the most well-known of all DC memorials, the Lincoln Memorial honors Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president and probably the country’s most beloved.
⬆️ The Washington Monument is one of the most iconic monuments in Washington, DC.
This 555′ obelisk honors George Washington, the commanding general for the Colonies during the American Revolution, and our very first president
⬆️ The United States Capitol, often called The Capitol or the Capitol Building, is the meeting place of the United States Congress and the seat of the legislative branch of the U.S. federal government.
It is located on Capitol Hill at the eastern end of the National Mall in Washington, D.C
⬆️⬇️World War II Memorial
The WWII Memorial is a triumphant display of victory in the heart of the National Mall.
This seven acre memorial is made of granite and is replete with symbols of victory and peace.
The memorial is located on the National Mall directly between the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial.
A guide to the World War 2 Memorial
⬆️ The U.S. Treasury Building
The historic Gregorian-style building, located to the east of the White House, was burned and rebuilt several times during the 1800s. It is the third oldest federally occupied building in Washington DC, preceded only by the Capitol and the White House. At the time that it was built, it was one of the largest office buildings in the world. It is five stories tall and sits on 5 acres with a landscaped garden.
⬆️ Jefferson Memorial
Thomas Jefferson was our 3rd president and was perhaps best known for writing the American Declaration of Independence, which today is on display at the National Archives.
The Jefferson Memorial sits on the Tidal Basin, on the southwestern side of the National Mall ⬇️
⬆️ The 12 ft tall statue of Albert Einstein sits in front of the National Academy of Sciences on Constitution Avenue, just across the street from the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
⬆️ Making our way around the Tidal Basin there is The George Mason Monument.
George Mason Memorial
⬆️ The Eisenhower Executive Building
Built in 1888, and located next to the West Wing, this building houses a majority of the offices for the White House staff. The impressive structure, a fine example of the French Second Empire style of architecture, was originally built for the State, War and Navy Departments.
We rented electric scooters 🛴 and spent over four hours zipping around the city to visit the National Monuments. We were not suppose to ride on sidewalks, but knowing the roadways and traffic was the option that would have gotten us killed for sure, we took our chances on the sidewalks, right along with everybody else we saw on scooters. The scooters are not built for speed, I assure you. The scooters were the only way to go. They are not cheap and we had done technical issues when Daryls died, and had to ride double till we found more of the same company scooters. We did have to return to Rusty and feed the meter once, during our fun, as maximum time is only 2 hours. 🙄 they really should add up to four hours. DC takes time. There is a lot we did not see, nor did we try to enter any museums. Our vibe was just to spend a day and see what we could see, knowing we would be happy.
⬆️ Daryl showing some scooter moves 😂
We saw plenty of statues still standing in DC. We also enjoyed the architecture of the many churches and brownstones. DC, for all it is worth, or not worth is a beautiful city. It was very clean, but there are homeless camps around.
⬆️ Ulysses S Grant Memorial
A quick stop from the United States Capitol, is the General Ulysses S. Grant Memorial
This is the largest equestrian monument in the United States.
Some additional photos around DC ⬇️
By the time we left DC, we were exhausted, but filled up on all things there that we chose to see.
We are very glad we went!
We had great weather while scootering, but a huge storm came in at the beach, after we returned. We knew it was coming, so we had everything packed away, to make departure then next morning, easier.
Scenic While Driving Around ⬇️
Archive Blog Posts of Our Country Visits
- “USA 🇺🇸 ~From Pennsylvania to Maryland to Washington DC”
- “USA 🇺🇸 ~Amish and Camping in Bird In Hand, Pennsylvania”
- Old Order Amish Tour in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
- “USA 🇺🇸 ~Mystic, Connecticut ~The Amazing Historic Shipbuilding Village”
- “USA 🇺🇸 ~From Massachusetts Through Rhode Island and Connecticut ~ More Lobster, Trains, and Historic Lighthouses”
- “USA 🇺🇸 ~From Maine Through Massachusetts ~Quaint and Charming!”
- “USA 🇺🇸 ~Maine Old Port of Portland Boat Tour ~Fabulous!”
- “USA 🇺🇸 ~Maine Scenic Views From Bar Harbor to Portland”
- “USA 🇺🇸 ~Maine Lighthouses, 2 Gypsies, and Lobster”
- “One Year Hair Anniversary! ~Daryl’s Hair Journey ~Part VI of VI”
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