Trip to D.C. – Sunday

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.

Emma is excited to be here

Wayne got fancy with the camera settings

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.

Look, you can see our reflection in the Reflection Pool

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.

This girl was also there.

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.

Not very close.

Wayne zoomed to get a better look at security.

Next, we headed to the Smithsonian Museums. The girls enjoyed the Natural History Museum – they liked the dinosaurs and the other animals.

Entrance of Natural History Museum

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.

Cute spies

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.

So there, xanga. WordPress lets me upload pictures.

About waymel

Navy wife. Homeschooling mom. Adoptive parent. Pianist. Introvert. One who loves quiet and beauty.
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4 Responses to Trip to D.C. – Sunday

  1. waymel says:

    I was glad you got to come for my first weekend there and break up the trip. Would have been super long without ya there!
    It was fun looking around with you and the girls. ~ way

  2. Becca says:

    That cathedral is simply amazing. I had no idea we had such beautiful structures here in the states. 🙂

    BTW, welcome to wordpress.

  3. Joy says:

    Looks like lots of fun! Love the picture of the random girl in front of Lincoln…. 🙂

    I switched from Xanga for the same reason. I was so frustrated. But I’m so glad you have this one up and running!! I love reading your writing and all about your family adventures. 🙂

  4. Robyn says:

    I forgot to check this and I missed a couple blogs. Boo! Anyway, I like Emma’s concert for the stuffed animals. And the spy pic. very cute.

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