WHAT’S IN MY SUITCASE ?

It’s a quick trip but it’s another edition of the ever popular what’s in my suitcase .

I’m only spending almost two days where I’m going but because it’s July 4th , the Sports Diva just has to go somewhere and there’s a baseball game going on.

Can you guess where I’m going this time?

I’m not even bringing a suitcase this time.

One of my pocketbooks works just fine as you can see from the pictures.

Those packing cubes that I used for my trip to Vegas in June will fit everything and not be heavy as you know what .

I don’t know how I went so long without using these packing cubes .

It’s going to be hot and very humid but I’m there to celebrate America’s birthday.

It’s a quick trip but guess where I’m going on my next 30 Plus Teams Tour as you see what’s in my suitcase .

I didn’t get to wear this mini dress in Vegas , but I’m going to wear it now.

My sandals from Rainbow Shops here in Queens and my bag that’s going to hold all of my stuff .

My packing cubes from Marshalls Department Store that I used for my trip to Vegas . They worked so well then, I’m going to use them again .

Also my Sketchers drawstring bag and my stuffed animals Julian and making her first appearance , my little bear, Posh Spice.

Have you guessed where the Sports Diva is going to be spending her July 4th?

You’ll just have to wait and see.

CAPITAL  JOURNEY  –  WASHINGTON ,  DC –  PAYING YOUR RESPECTS  AT THE  IWO JIMA STATUE.

While  you’re  on your  own  30  Plus  Teams  Tour of  Washington ,  DC ,  not only  are you  going  to  visit  the  Arlington  National  Cemetery ,  but you’re  going  to  walk around  most of  the  cemetery ,  paying  your respects  to the  veterans  who are buried  there.

Your final  stop  at the  cemetery  is another landmark  in our Nation’s  Capital . 

It’s  the  United  States  Marine  Corps  Statue . 

You say that you’ve  never heard of  or seen  this landmark ? 

Of  course  you have.

You just know it by its more well known  name.

The Iwo Jima Statue.

There’s  another , even easier  way  to  get  to  the  memorial  without  walking  through  the  Arlington  National  Cemetery . 

You can get off at  the  Rosslyn  Metro  Station ,  and  walk a couple  of  blocks . 

You can’t  miss  this statue  and you’ll  see  it the closer you get to the highway.

Everything  about  the  statue screams out HUMONGOUS ,  from the larger than life figures of the soldiers raising  the  United  States  flag to the flag  itself . 

Just like the  Jefferson  Memorial ,  a lot of  tourists don’t  seem to  visit  this  memorial  often . 

They should ,  though.

Pictures  don’t  do it  justice ,  no matter  what angle  you look at it from.

It’s  a  beautiful  statue ,  especially  if  you  visit  at twilight ,  with the skyline  of Washington  DC  in the background . 

Speaking  of  pictures ,  please  don’t  take  any selfies  here.

Ask someone  to  take a picture  of  the  statue  with you standing  close to  or near it.

This isn’t  the  place to show off your  Instagram  worthy selfies having  fun . 

Like  the  World  War  I I  Memorial ,  which  I’ll  talk about  in  a later post, this is   a place to  reflect  on what might  have  been  if the war had ended  differently .