August 6, 2015

Lincoln Memorial

Visiting Stonehenge last summer was everything I ever imagined it would be. The Lincoln Memorial was the same. When you really like (read: are obsessed with) traveling, you see lots of pictures and do lots of research on the places you want to see. Though you may be well-read, it can come with its disadvantages because you set yourself up to have high expectations. And the higher your expectations, the more you allow the possibility of disappointment. Thankfully, the Lincoln Memorial did not disappoint.

It was bigger than I thought. Just as powerful as I had hoped. And a wave of patriotism was ever present. For that time, I completely forgot that I was wearing a rain jacket. I didn't realize the sun wasn't shining. I wasn't thinking about how good a foot massage would feel later, and I didn't care about what I wanted for lunch. I was alive in the moment, and I didn't want to leave. What more could you ask for from this world?

And, as always, the Washington Monument was worth a few more looks.

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