Our Trip to Washington

August 14-17, 2014

As per her wishes, Bonnie was interred in Arlington National Cemetery. Many of her family members plus good friends Barbara Wright and her sister Brenda attended the ceremony.

This was the first time in Washington for the Roberts' children, so - in Bonnie's honor and certainly in line with her wishes - we visited many of the famous places in our nation's capital. We visited the Holocaust Museum, the Museum of Natural History, the Museum of American History, the Air and Space Museum, the Lincoln Memorial, the Vietnam War Memorial, the Washington Monument, the White House, the Capitol, the Library of Congress, and the War War II Memorial. We also walked through Foggy Bottom, home of the state Department and George Washington University, and we ate many of our meals in Crystal City. While at Arlington we visited Bonnie's father's grave and the Tomb of the Unknown soldier where we saw the changing of the guard ceremony.

Our stay was at the Crystal City Marriott, a very nice facility that was arranged by Philip Wright. His brother, Charles Wright, also visited with us one night and treated us to some delicious pizza. We got around mostly by the Metro, and only had a few problems in navigating the system. The weather was excellent every day: relatively cool for August with clear skies.

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First plane ride
Look what was on the Coke that Sandra was served

Robert takes picture to mess with Dad
Dad fixes Robert's picture with PhotoShop

Tour of The Capitol
Tour of The Capitol

Our tour guide

View of the Mall from the Top of the Washington Monument


Bonnie's Service at Arlington National Cemetery