According to Wikipedia, Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington, “the District”, or simply D.C., is the capital of the United States. As permitted by the U.S. Constitution, the District is under the exclusive jurisdiction of the Congress and is therefore not a part of any U.S. state.
I gather you already know that. Silly me. 😀
I was in Virginia visiting my relatives when my cousin Vilmor suggested that we should go to Washington DC over the weekend. Seeing the famous White House and exploring the capital of the United States pumped me up to the highest level!
On our way to Lake Louise, I saw some sceneries that reminded me of the Drielandepunt in Netherlands. Drielandepunt is where the boundaries of Germany, Belgium, and Netherlands meet.
In Lake Louise, the view is absolutely breathtaking! Glaciers on the mountain make the panorama picturesque. A truly sight to behold!
After an hour or so, we headed back to downtown and searched for the Devounian Garden. Unfortunately, it was already closed. Chinatown was the other option, however, the shops are also closed.
We all decided to go to the mall to grab a bite and walk around a bit. When we are about to go home, we bumped into James classmate and best friend, Jedd. The two six-year-old kids run towards each other with open arms then stopped abruptly. 😀 That surely elicited laughter from all of us.
We all thought they’re going to hug like they haven’t seen each other for a million years. The truth is, they just saw each other few days ago.
It’s a good way to end the day… Gotta snooze now. Another exciting day tomorrow. Mwwwwwwa!
I had a blast watching the grand airshow few weeks ago. The entrance fee ($30!) was quite expensive but it’s worth it. I used RJ’s (my nephew) Canon DSLR camera in capturing the mesmerizing moments. Please bear in mind that I’m a budding photographer…. :p Below are some of my snapshots:
The stunts performed by the US troops was absolutely spectacular. On the other hand, the Canada Airforce left the crowd in awe via their death defying performance! It’s a totally heart stopping tour de force!
Unfortunately, I missed the highlight of the show because I needed to attend a birthday party (hectic schedule eh? :p). Nonetheless, I was still able to maximize my time, took several snapshots, and enjoy the airshow.
Since I can’t visit my cousins in the US (see related article -> denied) I visited my other relatives in the Zoo! :p
It was absolutely thrilling to see the healthy animals roaming around in their designated area. I prefer the Night Safari in Singapore though…the eerie feeling made it more interesting.
The downside? My Canon digital camera got busted. Sigh… I was handing it to my nephew Rhajz to take a photo of me when it fell… I thought he was already holding it because I felt his hand touch the camera but apparently he was not.
I’m still nursing over the pain of having a bleeding pocket (see article -> denied), now the broken camera added to my misery. I just bought last November! :(When it rains, it really pours…)
P.S. My first digital camera (Sony) died a natural death. The second camera (Sony Touch Screen) got lost in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia -> see related article,”lost momentus“). And the third camera (Canon) decided to rest.
To those who are thinking on what to give me this Christmas, a Canon digital camera would be lovely. Calling Santa Claus!
A jump start to a new, bright and sunny day! It was raining yesterday so we just roamed around the mall. I did not do much shopping because my pocket is still bleeding from all the money I spent in that US Visa application (see related article -> denied).
Nevertheless, I did indulge myself with food as well as bought bedding, duvet and comforter for my new place. I’ll be moving to my new cave in a few weeks time. Wohoo!
Today’s itinerary includes a visit to Banff National Park and Lake Louise. We are kinda lost at the moment and I have no idea on which direction we are going. I’ve let RJ use his iPhone to check the road that we need to take. I kinda suck with geography thingy, so, I just sat back, enjoy the scenery and start writing.
By the time that we’ve found the Banff National Park, there’s already a long queue for the Gondola (Cable Car) Ride. Thus, we opted to look around for a bit and look for souvenir items.