On Sunday, we decided to drive all the way into the city, as opposed to taking the Metro. Wayne thought – correctly, as it turned out – that if we got there early enough, we could park right by the National Mall and save time and money on Metro travel. At 8:30 on Sunday morning, there were tons of open spots, so we snagged one and headed towards the Lincoln Monument. First, we passed the World War II memorial.
Next, we walked by the Reflection Pool. Quite a few people were out jogging in that area. I think I saw Vin Diesel, but I don’t have photographic evidence of that.
We arrived at the Lincoln Memorial, trying to explain its significance to the kids. Emma wanted to take some pictures, so Wayne handed her the camera.
Some more walking, this time towards the White House. We hoped to get closer, but this was as good as it was going to get.
Next, we headed to the Smithsonian Museums. The girls enjoyed the Natural History Museum – they liked the dinosaurs and the other animals.
Because he is a boy, Wayne got a big kick out of the, um, anatomical correctness of this statue. The girls didn’t even notice.
Honestly, I’m getting fuzzy on the details of that day. It was last month. But I know we rode the Metro again, because I took this picture.
Abby is really into spy stuff right now, so we splurged on a visit to the Spy Museum. It was fun, although Emma slept through a bit of it (guess who got to hold her?). She woke up to pose for this picture.
Considering I still had to drive to North Carolina that evening, we had to call it a day. Only I really wanted to see the National Cathedral, so we drove over there to take a peek. I was really glad we did. It is beautiful, and there was a choral concert going on. We sneaked into the balcony and heard a couple of songs. I wished I could stay for it all.
After driving back to the hotel and heating up some leftover pizza, we loaded up the van and drove to North Carolina.
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