Sunday, May 1, 2016

National Parks and Memorials

The 6th, 2 hour program of the Ken Burns series on National Parks, concluded last night. It along with a special Travel Section in mornings Omaha World Herald prompted me to refresh memories. I read our "Alaska Trip" story of '89 which included 8 National Parks. The Omaha paper  included a story on the FDR Memorial in Washington, D.C. which we visited in 2009. We celebrated our 60th wedding anniversary back there since it was a more centralized location for our 4 kids and 5 grandchildren. It was also  where our kids "grew up" during the 18 years we lived in there. Our youngest son Jon lives in the area and took me to the FDR Memorial. 
 Roosevelt's "4 Freedoms", carved in stone, was one of the most impressive items in the Memorial that also included statues of dejected appearing job seekers, standing in line at an unemployment office. We also drove by the house we lived in for 11 years on south Arlington Ridge Road that has been remodeled somewhat and the street has been narrowed. It was a great time.

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