Saturday, February 28, 2009

Pictures from DC

We loved Washington DC!!!The Gaylord National (great name, right!?!)
was our resort & it was beautiful! The kids
spent a ton of time on our balcony watching
the dancing water show 14 floors down.

You can't tell in this picture, but
the Potomac River is right behind them!
On our first day, we toured Arlington Cemetery
and Mount Vernon (above). I would rate those
two places as my favorites! George Washington
was an amazing man and he was a lot of fun to
learn more about. Even the kids loved Mt. Vernon!

The kids loved the kids center at the
Smithsonian Air & Space Museum. There
were so many hands-on centers and Ty
loved all of the space shuttles and air
planes. I think this was Sydney's favorite!

Without question, the Natural History Museum
was Ty's favorite! He ran around like a kid
in a candy store. Everywhere you turned, there
was another incredible thing just waiting to be
discovered. The lions and the
3D Dinosaur IMAX were his favorites!
We got to tour the US Capitol, which
was fascinating! The architecture is
truly stunning, as are the statues within!
One day, we parked near the Washington
Monument and when we came back, our car
was gone! My sister (who lived there while doing
her student teaching) had warned us about the
lack of parking. No one warned us about the
4:00 cut off! We were so happy to have found
a spot. That made for one cold, crazy car search!
One taxi, and at least $100 later,
we got our SUV back!
I have a million adorable pictures that I will
spread out throughout the next week. I hope
you enjoy a glimpse into our amazing trip!!!

9 comments:

Karrie said...

Glad to see you are back safe and sound!! D.C. is wonderful and it looks like the kids had a blast. It looks like it was a little "chilly" down there. We had good weather up here so I new you were having great weather down there:)

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Becky Macbeth said...

what fun! I am so jealous! Looking at all your pictures totally brings back so many memories of living there! I love DC - it just makes you feel so patriotic! I'm so glad your kids got to experience it! Can't wait to hear all about it.
love,
Becky

Kandy said...

Wow does that look like you had a great trip and I look forward to more pictures. Has Jason done something different with his hair? Glad you are home safe.
Love,
Mom

jorgegr said...

What great pictures, seems like a great place to visit.

Jen Rose said...

Looks like you guys had a blast! I can't wait to hear more about it! Glad you are home safe! :)

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Katie said...

Looks like you had a great time! Those are my old stomping grounds--I grew up in Fairfax, VA and my dad worked at the Pentagon. And we lived a little to the south, in Richmond, when Rachel was born. Many, many memories...I love it there! Thanks for sharing the pictures.

Laura Tidwell said...

Gorgeous pictures Jen! You guys went to some places we never been. I'd love some tips from you for when we go back this summer.