We made our long awaited trip to our nation's capital!
Thanks to my niece for a fabulous place to stay that was within walking distance of a park, a pub, and both the Capitol South and Navy Yard metro stations!
Many firsts for the kids:
- First metro/subway rides.
- First "big city" experiences: Lots of traffic and really crazy drivers!
- First time using Uber.
- First time in Washington DC, visiting the Smithsonian, touring the national monuments.
- Daily meals out of food trucks.
Scott is crushing the Capitol building, ala Kids in the Hall.Throughout our visit we toured and walked and walked and toured, averaging around nine miles a day on foot for four days straight.
The Smithsonian museums were favorites, in particular the American History Museum.
Here are some pictures from our wanderings through the Smithsonian buildings as well as monuments and other points of interest.
They touched the top of the Washington Monument!
Paying their respects.
Hello Mr. Lincoln.
Standing where MLK Jr. stood for his I Have a Dream speech!
I dared EG to take a swim. For a second I thought she was really doing to do it!
You can only imagine how many people we heard shouting, "Forrest!" and "Jenny!" Including us :)
Will getting zen again.
We visited the Spy Museum.
EG hanging out with Rosa Parks.Will is ready to introduce Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Ah, Ronaldus Maximus. Sure wish he were still around.
Capt. Jack Sparrow.
Ford's Theater tour - box where Lincoln was shot.
Lincoln's deathbed in a house across the street from the theater.
Hanging out at Garfield park down the street from where we stayed.Finally, every day included a stop to do this:
I so glad that we got to spend this time together in our Nation's Capital.