Thursday, October 14, 2010

day 4: {WashingtonDC}

On Friday {day 4}, I had to wake up and pack the car. I was debating between taking the boys to a museum in Baltimore or the National mall...knowing we needed to be back by 2:30 as Justin would be done with his conference.
The National Mall in DC won. We checked out of the hotel and headed to the train station.
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Max, Evan and I on the train.
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Maxwell right after we got off train. Capital in background. National Museum of History on left, and Smithsonian castle on right.
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Evan in front of the Washington Monument.
Then we walked to the WWII monument, walked the length of the reflecting pool{which alone is nearly half a mile} to the Lincoln Memorial.
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Then we turned around and started back towards the National Mall.
It was SO gorgeous out. About 75 and SO sunny.
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Then we caught a glimpse of the White House...which we hope to actually tour someday.
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THEN!!! Then, we were stopped by police while they cleared the streets of cars and people. Nobody was allowed to cross. Soon came several police cars, then motorcyles, then a HUGE parade of black, SUV's Vans, ambulance, and more police. { I swore the sun shown right on Obama and I saw him through the tinted glass, but alas who could beleive me? Just like the time I talked to Usher}
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I was so excited I couldn't even take a decent picture.
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We headed in to the Museum of Natural History {
Night at the Museum filmed there...so cool..and a cute movie} checked it out a bit and had a quick snack before running back to the Metro to get back to pick up Justin by 2:30.

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A great morning in DC.

10 comments:

Josh said...

First off, did you try to position yourself so the monument would come straight out of your head? Secondly, if I saw Obama drive by, I'd have throw my shoe at him.

Kimberly said...

Are you doing all this traveling yourself with the kids? I stand amazed at your awesomeness.

Gramps said...

One brave girl.

Anonymous said...

I am thinking of the card I sent you for one of your birthdays of a little girl holding up a huge bolder. It was one of the most appropriate cards I have given you.:) Love you and so glad you were able to do this with the boys! mom

anne said...

Ha,haJosh! I was trying to take a quick picture and had asked a stranger ( who was very sweet ) and should have posited us next to instead of in front of it...next time!
Awesome...or REALLY crazy . I think the latter.

anne said...

Ha,haJosh! I was trying to take a quick picture and had asked a stranger ( who was very sweet ) and should have posited us next to instead of in front of it...next time!
Awesome...or REALLY crazy . I think the latter.

Josh said...

Haha, yes, it's pretty hilarious!

Amy said...

totally impressed!! :)

Annika said...

I am way impressed you did that with three kids! Awesome! (And sounds really, fun, too. I am a sucker for history...and museums. :) )

Annika said...

Okay, and in one of the pictures you mentioned Liam and I was thinking, "Wait, where's Liam?" and searching the picture for a baby...DUH. I can't believe how big he's getting!! My goodness time flies...