I just happened to be in our nation's capital when the Washington Monument was reopened again after being closed for 3+ years. I was lucky enough to get a ticket and go up top to see the fantastic views.
Most interesting -- soon you will be able to order tickets online! Yay!
Starting on Oct. 10 at 10 a.m. tickets may be ordered online for tour dates beginning on Oct. 19. Same-day tickets will still be available on a first-come, first-served basis daily starting at 8:30 a.m. The Washington Monument will be open daily from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.
This photo was taken from the plane window at Washington National Airport -- or should I say Reagan National Airport now. Old habits are hard to change!