Brandon and I have spent the past week in Washington, D.C. celebrating Agriculture Week.  We were recognized on National Ag Day as one of the 2010 Outstanding Young Farmers couples, and have enjoyed seeing the sights and sounds of D.C.  This has been my first time in Washington and I have really enjoyed being surrounded by our country’s history.  Following is a list of 7 things from our capitol city that really left an impression on me.   In no particular order, of course.

7.  The architecture.  I loved, loved the attention to detail in every column, tile, door, and painting.

6.  The Archives of the United States.  I got goosebumps as I viewed the Declaration of Independence, the Bill of Rights, and the U.S. Constitution.

5. The Library of Congress.  Thomas Jefferson’s collection of books was amazing.

4.  The Holocaust Museum.  This powerful display is not only seen with the eyes, but heard in the silenced crowd of hundreds, felt with a heaviness in the air, and smelled through wafts of leather, wood, and tears.

3.  Arlington Cemetary.  An amazing tribute to those who have served our country.

2.  The metro.  What an efficient, inexpensive, and easy way to get around the city.

1.  High heels!  I give the women in this city so much credit for spending day after day in heels!  One day and my feet were swollen and blistered.  I can’t wait to see my running shoes again 🙂