This past weekend, I had a chance to visit one of my favorite DC spots – The United States Botanical Gardens. I love getting a chance to see the gardens any time of the year, but they are particularly lovely around the holidays. The main conservatory lobby gets decked out with reproductions of the monuments, museums and select government buildings, and the gallery off to the left of the lobby is transformed into a wonderland of trains and themed displays.
This year, the theme of the special train exhibit was “Season’s Greetings: National Parks and Historic Places.”
I’m sure Robert got tired of hearing me say “I’ve been there!” (an old, running gag amongst my parents, my siblings and I), but I enjoyed seeing some of the real places I’ve traveled to in the States represented in miniature.
Without further ado, I present to you the National Parks and Historic Places exhibit from the garden: