Last Saturday was the National Kite Festival. I had no idea what I was getting myself into. The mall was packed. It looked like DC was being attacked by a whole bunch of super tiny UFOs!
The next few shots are all from the kite battles. I’ve never heard of a kite battle, but it was a lot of fun to watch. Essentially, you try to get the other kites knocked down to touch the ground or break the string that holds them to their user. The wind died for part of two rounds of the battle, which made for short and boring runs. Though, when the wind picked up, it was pretty fun to watched the kites fly around and the people run around trying to get an advantage on the other kites.
I feel like I would get much more understanding out of the Vietnam memorial if I went with my dad. I didn’t feel right taking a picture of it until I saw an older gentleman rubbing his hands along a few of the names. Then, the moment struck me. I always envisioned the wall being taller. Still, that moment really brought forth the emotions I expected.
I’ve driven by the Lincoln Memorial so many times, it almost has lost its luster. Though, it is so huge and so classical European, I loved seeing it on foot and up close. Though, it was so packed inside, I decided discretion was the much better part of valor.
This is such a beautiful part of DC. I must say, I actually like the monument with the scaffolding, it gives it more dimension.
I had to get goofy and pretend to hold up some heavy stones, its such a classic pose for me.
The tour of the mall ended and then on the way to dinner, I spotted this gem. Really? Only a Cowboys fan would do something as silly as this and in enemy territory too. I just had to shake my head and capture the moment in a picture.