We are home from our whirlwind 7 day tour of Washington DC. We saw A LOT while we were there. Walked A LOT every day. Had so much fun.
Here is the family in front of the capitol. We did the tour and got gallery passes to sit in the house of representatives and watch. The kids were not impressed with the efficiency of our elected officials as they gave speeches to a scattered collection of staffers all texting madly on their phones.
Sydney requested a trip to Georgetown cupcakes. We combined that with a dinner, but saved the cupcakes for after.
My favorite day was a trip out of the city to Front Royal. The adults did a little wine tasting at Naked Mountain Winery.
The kids picked blueberries and peaches and rolled down hills. We don't have hills much around home, so they had a blast.
Everyone loved the Zoo. We even glimpsed Bao Bao the baby Panda.
The kids got to gin cotton at the American History museum. Combined with the outside monuments and Natural History it was a long day of walking.
We went up to the top of the Washington Monument and watched money being printed at the bureau of engraving. What else? Air and Space was Ryan's favorite. He like the new one better than the old. The weather at Mt. Vernon was unbelievably beautiful. Honestly, all the weather was fantastic. Sydney was disturbed by the naked people in the paintings at the National Museum of Art. Kurt made fun of modern art in the sculpture garden. We are all glad to be home again though. It will be lovely to sleep in my own bed tonight.
Check out the rock from the Natural History museum. Isn't it a beautiful shade of green?