We picked up the bus at the Washington Hilton, where we were reminded that it was the place Ronald Reagan had been shot.
We didn't "hop off" at any of the first 12 stops, as they were places we had already been. But we saw some nice things along the way. As I posted this, I just noticed the California street sign. If you haven't been to DC, the city is laid out with numbered streets running north-south, streets with alphabet letters running east-west, and streets named after the states running diagonally. My brother lives in a triangle bordered by S Street NW, 21st Street, and Connecticut Avenue.
Our first stop was the visitors center.
This building is immediately behind where the ceremony takes place.
Even though by now we were used to seeing monuments and buildings on a massive scale, I think Mark and I were both in awe at the size of the Lincoln Memorial.