CAPITAL JOURNEY – WASHINGTON DC – VISITING THE JEFFERSON MEMORIAL .

You  and  the  girls  are  walking  towards  the  next  destination  on  your  30  Plus  Teams  Tour  of  Washington  DC ,  the  Jefferson  Memorial .

As  you  all  continue  to  walk ,  you  gaze  at  the  body  of  water  known  as  the  Tidal  Basin .

It’s  a  nice day and

even  the  geese  who  are  in  the  water  seem  to  be  enjoying  the  day .

You  can  imagine  how  this  is  going  to  look  when  the  Cherry  Blossoms  fully  come  out .

Even  though  it’s  almost  11 am ,  the  Jefferson  Memorial  seems  to  be  another  memorial  that  a  lot  of  tourists  don’t  seem  to  visit  a  lot .

Could  it  be  the  out  of  the  way  location  of  the  memorial ?

Or  could  it  be  how  long  it  takes  to  get  to  this  memorial ?

What  ever  the  reason ,  the  four  of  you  are  very  happy  that  a  lot  of  people  aren’t  here .

The  shape  of  the  building  reminds  all  of  you  of  one  of  the  buildings  on  your  college  campus  at  the  University  of  Virginia ,  down  in  Charlottesville ,  Virginia .

There’s  a  very  good  reason  for  this ,  though .

Not  only  did  Jefferson  design  his  own  house ,  Monticello ,  he  also  designed  that  building  at  the  University  of  Virginia .

It’s  the  building  that  looks  like  the  Jefferson  Memorial .

As  the  four  of  you  walk  up  the  stairs  of  the  memorial ,  the  first  thing  you  see  is  the  statue  of  the  third  president .

You  all  know  from  your  American  History  classes  that  Jefferson  was  one  of  the  tallest  presidents ,  but  the  statue  of  him  makes  him  look  even  taller .

You  look  around  the  rotunda  of  the  building  and  it  tells  you  all  you  need  to  know  about  Jefferson and  all  the  positions  he  held ,  political  and  non  political .

All  four  of  you  are  dying  to  know  when  did  this  man  have  the  time  to  run  the  country ?

Forget  about  being  a  Renaissance  man .

How about  multitasking ?

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