I had never been to Washington DC, so when my brother suggested it as a stop on our roadtrip I knew I would get to see something I have dreamed of seeing for a long time.
It was here that Marion Anderson stood and sang before 75,000 people . It was here that Martin Luther King Jr stood and said "I have a dream".
One of my favorite Presidents is Abe Lincoln (or as my nephew calls him, A.Blinken). I had been to Gettysburg and I have read books about Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln. They had quite the sad life.
If you ever find yourself in Manchester Vermont, visit Hildene. It is the home of Robert Todd Lincoln, the only surviving child. One of the rooms contains personal items belonging to the President and it left me speechless.
This small display is about Daniel Chester French. He designed the statue. You may have seen other works by French and not known who designed them, the Pulitzer Prize gold medallion, the fountain at Dupont Circle, the Richard Morris Hunt Memorial in Central Park and the statue of The Minuteman in Concord MA. You can visit his summer home and studio in Stockbridge MA, Chesterwood