This memorial, which is located on Pennsylvania Avenue, not far from the White House, is one that many people don’t know about.

As many 30 Plus Teams Tours of Washington DC that I’ve done, I wasn’t aware of this memorial.

It’s not as well known as the National World War II Memorial on the National Mall, but it’s just as moving, maybe even more so.

The post will be in two parts so that you can see just how beautiful this memorial is.


After I fixed my suitcase problem, it was time to head on down to my next 30 Plus Teams Tour, Washington DC.

Since I got in late on that Tuesday before Thanksgiving here in the United States, I decided to start my sightseeing on Wednesday, Thanksgiving Eve.

I wanted to see a new memorial that I had heard about but didn’t get to see in August, the Dwight David Eisenhower Memorial.

Like many of the memorials and monuments in town, this one is located on the National Mall.

But once I got off the L’Enfant Plaza Metro Station, I couldn’t find it.

I saw the National Space Museum and the Museum of the American Indian but no Eisenhower Memorial.

I even saw those two buildings that seem to dominate the skyline of the city, the Washington Monument and the United States Capitol Building, but no sign of the Eisenhower Memorial.

I really wanted to see this one as he wasn’t only a general in World War II, but he was the president the year I was born.

(Yeah the Sports Diva is old, don’t judge peeps!)

Because I was hungry and tired after all that walking, I decided to just wait until “Black Friday” and try it again.

Braving temperatures of 29 degrees Fahrenheit but feeling colder, I decided to try it again, this time with address in hand.

As I got off the L’Enfant Plaza Metro Station, and followed Independence Avenue, I once again saw the National Space Museum and the National Museum of the American Indian, but this time I saw statues.

One of which I had seen in my American History books.

I was at the memorial finally and it was right next door to the Space Museum.

So how did I miss this?

Right in front is a statue of a young farm boy just gazing into the horizon.

It’s the future president as a young boy growing up in Abilene, Kansas.

The memorial not only shows him as president, but talking to his troops in World War II.

This is the picture I remember from American History class, and I was glad I was able to see this memorial up close and personal.


I finally solved my “packing problem” before I went to bed, and right before watching the New York Giants and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Hey the Sports Diva has her priorities, packing or no packing, take a back seat, travel problems.

I took a suitcase that I should have packed in the first place .

I wouldn’t have been so “stressed out” like I’m watching the Seventh game of the World Series or the Stanley Cup Finals.

It was my old reliable suitcase that my sister in law gave me and one that I’ve taken on trips before.

My sister in law knows that the Sports Diva can never have enough luggage, so rather than her giving them away or throwing away, she calls me up and says, “I’ve got a suitcase you might like.”

Plus this suitcase is perfect for a “fashionista” like me.

It fit everything.

No worries.

Now I can sit back with my Starbucks Vanilla Latte, cold cuts and pretzels and relax before I get to Washington DC.


I know I just did my post on what’s in my suitcase, but now I’m feeling something that I never felt in fifty million years of doing 30 Plus Teams Tour of anywhere, even when I didn’t know what a 30 Plus Teams Tour was.

I have packed and repacked so many times that it’s not even funny.

Did I mention that I leave in less than 24 hours and STILL haven’t packed yet?

So what’s the issue?

I have so many winter clothes that it makes my bags heavy as an elephant..

Now I’ve traveled before when it’s cold but this year the weather is, pardon my expression, basically on some split personality trip.

We aren’t even in winter yet but places are having frost warnings all ready, including the place I’m going to.

I guess by the time I go to bed, I’ll have figured this little travel pressure problem out.


It’s that time again .

The Sportsdiva is going somewhere.

I’m going to be away from, God willing November 23-29, six days of all sorts of shenanigans.

Thanksgiving is coming up on the 25th, a time where you get together with friends and family , watch lots of football and eat a lot of food from morning until night, or at least that’s what we’ve ALWAYS done in my family.

Eat like crazy but leave enough room for dessert.

Where am I going on this 30 Plus Teams Tour?

As usual, you have to wait, but feel free to guess where the Sports Diva is going this time.

Let’s just say it’s gonna be really cold and I might not do any walking at all.

Don’t judge me, yeah I’m taking 3 bags. I’m going shopping and might buy another one or two.
It’s gonna to get cold so I’ll need some gloves
There’s gonna be lots of football watching so gotta wear my New England Patriots jersey
My carry on bag and my suitcase
My jacket/coat.
My second coat. Told you it was going to be cold where I’m going.
My red dress and a belt to go with it
3 pairs of leggings, black, red and blue
Can’t do without my packing cubes
Gotta bring the kids. Aaron J and Gleyber
2 Sweaters, and a vest. Coldness but I’m here for it
A shirt and a white vest underneath
Sneakers, booties and my warm comfy boots

That’s what going in my suitcase and as usual, all of this either won’t be taken or worn, but as cold as it’s going to be where I’m going, I might need ALL of these.