Sunday, June 6, 2021

When McDonalds Ice Cream meets Thomas Jefferson....

 We lived in Arlington, Virginia, just outside Washington DC in 1985 when my girls were just 1 and 4 years old.  It was an amazing year that gave us several "once in a lifetime" experiences.  We were seated in the Gallery of the House of Representatives for a Joint Session Address by President Reagan, we watched a Space Shuttle launch in Florida, and marveled at the 4th of July fireworks on the National Mall.  But for the kids, it was the occasional drive thru McDonalds for an ice cream cone that was a favorite outing and one of my favorite memories because of this:

On one such outing, after strategically licking her cone to transform the twirl of ice cream to a perfectly domed mound on top, Katie age 4 proudly held it up for all to see and proclaimed "Look, it's the Jefferson Memorial!" 
A proud mama moment... and I'll never look at a soft serve ice cream cone, or the Jefferson Memorial the same way!

With the Vietnam Memorial and Iwo Jima / Marine Corp Memorial from my previous post, I'm excited to share these first few sketches in my new collection:
with more to come throughout the summer!

I'd love to hear from you... 
Tell me what's your favorite DC Monument and Memorial and why!

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