It's about time I finished this post since my Dad is coming back to visit us again this Wednesday and this is about the last time he visited in early September. He was doing training in PA and came down to see us over Labor Day weekend.
Some of the things we did:
Went to Manassas Battlefield and got a tour of one section of one of the battles (there were two battles fought there)
Visited the Air and Space Museum at Dulles.
Saw the newest memorial in Washington DC, the new Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial. Since the dedication was delayed due to Hurricane Irene we got to visit it before it was even dedicated. The design is centered around a quote by MLK "Out of a mountain of despair, a stone of hope. So here is my dad at the Mountain of Despair.
And you go through the mountain and see the Rock of Hope, with a giant Martin Luther King Jr. on the backside facing the Tidal Basin.