With such a busy schedule in DC, my sister Lisa and my sister-in-law Nina and I managed to get in just a bit of sightseeing. After a rest following Saturday's PurpleStride, we had a long walk on the National Mall, where we happened upon the national Flag Day celebration taking place in front of the Smithsonian, took a few minutes to enjoy the music and speeches, then grabbed an ice cream before moving on to visit a few of the memorials. We lingered at the World War II memorial, which I had never visited before. Although I must say, I found myself agreeing with critics of the monument on its style and scope, we nevertheless spent a very pleasant hour or so there, snapping photos of ourselves under the state markers for every state we'd lived in, and sitting at the edge of the fountain, joining countless others in soaking our tired feet in the cool water and the rest of our selves in the gorgeous sun. We had just enough energy left to visit the new Martin Luther King, Jr., memorial and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial before wrapping things up with our traditional D.C. weekend dinner at Busboys and Poets. Sunday had us switching into Advocacy Day mode, but not before squeezing in an abbreviated visit to the Newseum. I'd heard great things about it, and I did enjoy what I saw, but we clearly didn't have anywhere near enough time to spend to do it justice. It's a shame, since the ticket is good for two consecutive days, but we weren't able to take advantage of that because of our schedule. Anyway, that's one I'll have to do again.