My best friend from grad school, Mary Ellen, has been in town this past week for a conference and then a little sightseeing and such. Her husband, Mike, was here as well for a few days. On Sunday, we went to see the mosaics at the National Basilica of the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.
After that, we ventured out to the States to see the Pentagon 9/11 Memorial. Then we wandered back into the city and visited some of the monuments and memorials on the west end of the National Mall, including the Lincoln Memorial.
Mike and Mary Ellen at the Pentagon 9/11 Memorial and at the Basilica
On Thursday, I'll post photos of our visit to the new Capitol Visitors' Center and the Library of Congress.
Photo copyright: D.C. Confidential, 02/09