Flat Hannah Goes to Washington, D.C.

2005 October 16
Flat Hannah gets strapped in for her trip into Washington, D.C.
Getting close...getting excited...
There it is! There it is! It's the Capital of the United States! WOW!

There are many monuments to see around the Capital!

Of course, Flat Hannah got to see the Capital!
And document that she was HERE...in her 'flat-person' self!
We made it this close to the White House, but since Flat Hannah didn't have a pass or an appointment, she couldn't get past the security gate....even when she was extra nice to the Secret Police Officer at the gate. The officer was nice, but there's a "no picture of the nice officer" rule. Flat Hannah learned that the rules at strictly enforced.

There was a march on the Capital the day before.
Flat Hannah was disgusted at the litter left behind!

Do you recognize where Flat Hannah is now?
Hint: Its nickname is "The Castle"

There's the sign...it is the Smithsonian Museum.

Look! Flat Hannah spots the Washington Monument across the Mall.
We will have to make sure we get a closer look of that!

Since both of Hannah's parents are officers for Hays County Sheriff's office, Flat Hannah wanted to visit the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial.

After visiting the Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, Flat Hannah was 'moved' to be extra friendly to the local Law Enforcement Officers.They were friendly in return and wished Flat Hannah to have a safe visit in the Nation's Capital! Here we are - closer to the Washington Memorial.
Do you recognize the dark red building in the background?

Across the street from the Washington Memorial, we found the World War II Memorial.

Being from Texas, it wasn't hard for Flat Hannah to decide that this pillar was her favorite.

From the W.W.II Memorial, Flat Hannah spotted something else familiar...
The Lincoln Memorial.

Let's get closer...what will we see inside?

Abraham Lincoln, of course!

And here is Abe's view looking back across the Reflecting Pool to where we just were.

The Korean War Veterans Memorial on the south side of the Reflecting Pool.

On the north side of the Reflecting Pool is the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

On our way back to the pickup, we passed this monument to Albert Einstein.

Flat Hannah wonders what this means ... E=mc2.
We suggest that she ask her teacher when she gets older.

This was kinda scary ... The Awakening Giant on Haines Point. That was fun, but we will have to come back soon.
There was so much that we didn't see! As you can see, the sun set before we were able to see as much as we wanted to see. Hopefully, we will be able to take Flat Hannah back to DC before her visit is over.

Maybe this will motivate someone else to come visit us...


  1. I love this venue! Way to go Claye!

  2. Hey, way to go, Claye!!!
    Welcome to the blogging world!

    Looking forward to more.