I spent the majority of my time in DC just enjoying time with friends, but on the second to last day there, I was able to go visit Arlington National Cemetery for the first time. The cemetery is absolutely massive, and I was so glad to have been able to go there. JFK's gravesite was very large and impressive, and Robert E. Lee's house overlooking the cemetery is incredibly gorgeous. We got to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier just as they were doing the Changing of the Guard. Afterwards, we ventured over to the Arlington Memorial Amphitheater. We weren't allowed to go inside (usually you can, but they were getting ready for a ceremony), so I only got a couple quick peeks. At the front of the Amphitheater is this absolutely massive marble throne that I wish I could have taken a picture of. It was really impressive. My second venture to DC was a success, and there is talk of a possible 4th of July excursion as well.
coins on JFK's gravesite
standing guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Arlington Memorial Amphitheater