Visiting The Awakening…. (Picture Heavy)

We made it to D.C. to visit the Awakening. It was a gorgeous day. Everyone at the park enjoyed a last climb on the various parts of the sculpture. Mostly families with children were lining up and taking pictures on the sculpture. Strangers would volunteer to take a picture of the whole family. The children created lines so there was no arguing over who’s turn it was next to take a run for the top of the knee. People were lining up at the foot and hand. The only piece that was difficult to get to was of course the face. Here are a few shots of our visit……..


So that you have a general idea of the size of the foot, my husband is 6’5″. Our 14 year old daughter, Colleen, is next to him. Our sons, Charlie (in the black) is 12 and Robbie (in the green) is 10. I, obviously missing from all the photos, am behind the camera….just where I prefer to be… 🙂
















As the clouds moved in the temperature started to drop. As we drove out of D.C. headed towards Mount Vernon it started to rain. We decided to bypass the free admission into Mount Vernon and head home. We created a few special memories that day….I so wanted to climb the knee myself. I didn’t wear the right sneakers. Apparently my children and husband were waiting for me to give it a go….Maybe when it is placed in its new home…. 😉


February 20, 2008 - Posted by | Art, Boys, Celebrations, Children, Daughter, Family Fun, Field Trip, Growing up, Holidays, Just Life, Observances, Photography, Thankfull


  1. This looks like a lot of fun! We have never seen the statue and the kids are wanting to make it a priority on our next trip to VA to go and visit it. The boy said he likes this location better than the photo’s of the new one.

    I so agree!!! It should be up by the time you make it back to VA. It won’t be far from where it is….but it will be on a beach.

    Comment by missplacedalaskan | February 20, 2008 | Reply

  2. Very cool pictures!

    Thanks…It was fun and the kids really enjoyed themselves. Including the hubby…. 🙂

    Comment by APuritanLady | February 20, 2008 | Reply

  3. Amazing sculpture! I like Seward Johnson’s work mainly because he does realism (and he does it very well).

    I love that about his work. I think one of my favorite is the gardener….I had to look twice it was so real.

    Comment by Donna | February 20, 2008 | Reply

  4. Looks like a really good time with the family.

    Oh it was. We had a blast…. 🙂

    Comment by psalter | February 20, 2008 | Reply

  5. That looked like fun. I have never heard of that statue. Of course I have never been out of Ohio really either. Looks like a great day!

    Comment by Bobbie | February 20, 2008 | Reply

  6. Looks like you all had a great day. Probably a good thing you didn’t try for Mt. Vernon from what Warren’sWife posted about their experience.

    I’d love to see that sculpture in person. What I love most about it is that it is meant to be climbed on and enjoyed to it’s fullest not just to sit there and be admired but no touching allowed. I love the shot of the kid coming out of the mouth. 😆

    Comment by Elaine | February 21, 2008 | Reply

  7. Looked like lots of fun! Maybe we should have gone there too instead of trying for the free admission to Mount Vernon (where we waited in line for parking and never got in!) But the kids got to go to McDonalds to eat and play on the playland!

    Comment by Blogmaster | February 22, 2008 | Reply

  8. What a neat “statue”! I have never seen that before! Looks like you all had a great time! Very cool! 🙂

    Comment by warrenswife | February 22, 2008 | Reply

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