Susan C. Anthony

Battleship WisconsinWashington D.C. and the East

October 23 - November 8, 2003

My first trip to Washington D.C. was in 1983. Tickets to anywhere the airline flew were available for one low price that year, just $349.00. I decided to visit my cousin Diane over Christmas break and explore the nation's capital. Two weeks wasn't enough time....

Years later, when Dennis and I were in Belgium, we wandered into an aviation museum that wasn't yet open to the public. Dennis was fascinated with the old airplanes and I thought, "He has to see the Air and Space Museum someday." It went on my life list as a goal.

In 2003, we finally made it. We'd set out a year earlier in the Corvette we owned in partnership with Dennis' brothers, but were called back for a family emergency. In 2003, we set out again, to wander, visit Diane, and follow our hearts. We explored Washington, D.C., Mt. Vernon, Manassas, Fort Monroe, Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown, Kitty Hawk, Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Norfolk, and Chinconteague (to look for Misty). 

There still wasn't enough time. So much to see! It was amazing to see places I'd read about and studied years before.

The photo above is of the Battleship Wisconsin, now a museum in Norfolk. This turned out to be a special photo because we later became friends with a man who had served on this very ship!

I made a video with some of our best photos. The music is "Shady Grove" by Ned and Rebecca Spurlock, from their album Shady Grove. Used by permission.

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