Even though I go to school in DC sometimes I don’t get out and do “DC” things. This weekend the team went on a run from the boathouse to see the changing of the guards. [CP sidenote: I rode a bike…. I’m not much of a runner, uh oh.]
It was the first day where it wasn’t brutally hot, and we were experiencing very pleasant breezes courtesy of Earl.
I have never been to Arlington Cemetery and was completely blown away by the beauty of the grounds. It was way larger than I could have imagined. And the rolling hills with tombstone upon tombstone was breathtaking.
The actual changing of the guard ceremony was incredible. The precision that the guards have was unbelievable and beautiful. I loved that the ground had permanent marks from so much marching. When at the ceremony, it is completely silent. I feel like nowadays, there’s always some sort of noise. Cars, computers, cell phones. But it was silent. True silence.
If you’re ever in DC, this is something you do NOT want to miss. Some of the guys and I were saying how we’d like to go more often.