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Walk About Town

Yesterday afternoon, I felt like Forrest Gump: 

"That day, for no particular reason, I decided to go for a little run.  So I ran to the end of the road.  And when I got there, I thought maybe I'd run to the end of town.  And when I got there, I thought maybe I'd just run across Greenbow County.  And I figured, since I run this far, maybe I'd just run across the great state of Alabama.  And that's what I did. I ran clear across Alabama. For no particular reason I just kept on going.  I ran clear to the ocean. And when I got there, I figured, since I'd gone this far, I might as well turn around, just keep on going.  When I got to another ocean, I figured, since I'd gone this far, I might as well just turn back, keep right on going."

Well, not exactly.  First thing, I didn't run.  And I wasn't in 'Ala-damn-bama' (no disrespect - I just always liked the way Lewis Grizzard [may he rest in peace] would say it).  But I did go walking.  And 'for no particular reason, I just kept on going'.  And I found my way downtown for a walk-about.  Here's some of the places I went:

1)   2)  3)

4)   5)  6)

7)   8)   9)

10) 11) 12)

How many of these do you know, or have you visited?  If you haven't yet, you should.  If its been awhile, go back again.

[For you out-of-towners or been-away-too-longers, see Comments for the answers.]


( 3 comments — Leave a comment )
Jun. 2nd, 2009 11:09 am (UTC)
David - I recognize all except the 4th and 2nd from the last. I assume that one is for Nurses and I'm don't have a clue to the next to the last. Looks like you had a rather long hike. Love - Dad
Jun. 2nd, 2009 11:28 am (UTC)
The Sights
For those folks who aren't from around here, and haven't had a chance to visit yet, I'll provide you some answers:

1) World War I Memorial for the 2nd Division.
2) Constitution Gardens pond made famous by "Tractor Man"
(see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dwight_Watson)
3) World War II Memorial
4) Lincoln Memorial
5) Reflecting Pool & National Mall from Lincoln Memorial
6) Korean War Memorial
7) Three Service Men (@ the Vietnam Memorial)
8) "The Wall" (Vietnam Memorial)
9) Women of Service (Vietnam Memorial)
10) Washington Monument
11) Albert Einstein Statue (@ National Academy of Sciences)
12) 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue (The White House)

Edited at 2009-06-03 12:45 pm (UTC)
Jun. 2nd, 2009 11:38 am (UTC)
The Einstein statute...
has the good doctor perusing a book of symbols from the Zodiac. With some justification, Einstein's heirs -- physical and biological -- objected. Obviously, to no avail.
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