First we went to the White House, but we had to be there at 7:15 for our 7:30 tour, we decided it would be best to take the Metro so this meant we had to get up at 5:30 to be there on time, not really hard task since the babies had been waking up all week at 6, much earlier than their usual 8. Anyway we get to the metro and the train is about there when Anna realizes that we don’t have the tickets for the Washington Monument (which was second on our list and we were to be there at 9:30) so there wouldn’t be time to come back and get them, so she hurriedly told us directions on where we were going and what to do and told us she would meet us at there, as she went back to get the tickets.
We got to where we were going kind of on time, however we weren’t allowed to take the stroller in (we already knew this, but had planned on Anna staying out with the stroller-since she has been a few times already) so I waited at the gate while the boys and Jeremy went in, and Anna showed up just in time for me to catch up with them in the long security line. We have no pictures of the inside as we weren’t allowed to take our camera in. However it was very cool, even if we only were allowed to see a handful of rooms. I do think it was Josiah’s favorite part of the day.
Then it was off to the Washington Monument where we got to go all the way to the top and take some pictures, it was very cool.
inside waiting to go up. The kids were a little stir crazy, at least it was cool in there.
WW2 memorial and reflection pool and Lincoln monument (from the top of the Washington Monument)
Judah holding up the monument
After that walked over to see the WW2 memorial and then decided to go to Union Station to check it out and eat lunch.
After lunch we went to tour the Capitol building, not real sure why I don’t have more pictures of this but it was very cool and we had our own personal tour guides (three of them actually) I kind of missed the whys and how’s of that but I think it had something to do with a friend of my sister’s connections. Anyway I loved seeing all the art and all the symbolisms.
Each state gets to send two statues to the capitol for them to display and every ten years they can change them if they want. Well Oklahoma’s two statues are Will Rogers and Sequoyah, except that Jeremy didn’t hear her and thought she said Bill Rogers and we spent half the tour trying to figure out who the heck Bill Rogers was.
After the Capitol we were supposed to go to Kennedy Center but we decided that we had seen enough and were all tired. Oh did I mention it was about 100 degrees out?
We did have a great time but we were very ready to start our journey home. Which after a great stop in Louisville to see my Uncle and Aunt and Cousins we haven’t seen in a while. Oh and my Dad came down from Indiana with my kid sister. (I do have some great pictures of this and will post them as soon as I find my camera) We did finally make it home at 1 o’clock Sunday morning.
Since we have been home we have just been taking it easy.
Uncle John and the boys..Look at all those blue eyes