Thursday, July 31, 2014

DC is Done!

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?

13 comments:

sunny said...

What a fantastic trip! The weather around here has been fabulous - you're lucky. It's usually much warmer and more humid this time of year. Glad you all had so much fun!

Deb A said...

Sounds like a fun time... now to go pick out those greens!
I'll stop stalking you now =)

LuAnn said...

What a great trip! They are just at the right age to appreciate the workings of Washington. Your photos are great!

katie z. said...

What a great color,

Rebecca in AK said...

Wow! It sounds like you did everything! I wonder what the kids will remember the most the House in session or rolling down the hills! We went when I was about 5, I remember the cherry trees and the Washington Monument.

Ellen said...

Great trip! Sounds like there was something for everyone and they all had a good time to boot!

Andee said...

Fun trip! I have been to DC and some of those places, it has been awhile though! Great experiences for the kids! Also, yay for green!

Angie said...

So envious! We used to live about 2 hours from DC and made many trips there. Might need to go back again soon!

Needled Mom said...

It sounds like a great trip. It's been a long time since I visited there.

Quilter Kathy said...

Looks like a fun family vaca!
Love those pretty cupcakes... did they taste as good as they look!??!

Sheila said...

What a wonderful vacation! I'm enjoying the pictures.
Oh my. I love cool, light, pastel greens. This is going to be a good month.

Jo said...

So is this when we bring out the pastel shades of green

Kate said...

Looks like you had a great time. Hope you've had a chance to get recovered and dig out from all the laundry. That's my least favorite part of vacation.