Our Trip to Washington DC

Last Friday we dropped Kate off at my brother and sister in law’s house. Kate spent the weekend playing with her Uncle, Aunt, and Emma while Danny and I went on our first trip away from Kate. A HUGE THANK YOU TO JEREMY AND DANA FOR KEEPING KATE!! (even though she was sick).

Our first stop on Friday was the National Archives, where we saw the Declaration of Independence, Magna Carta, Bill of Rights, and other important documents. Then Danny and I walked around The National Mall (not the shopping kind), and headed for dinner at the Old Ebbitt Grill. If you ever go to DC you should definitely eat here because you may see a Senator or Congressman. Danny and I then walked around looking for a place to have dessert and walked upon the Ford Theater and saw the place where Lincoln died.

Day 2

We started at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, where we saw the original plane that the Wright Brothers flew, a bunch of different planes, watched a movie about fighter jets, and learned about WW I and WW II.

Then we went to the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. While we were there we felt like we were in the movie – Night at the Museum because we saw a lot of the things that were in that movie. One of the things we were excited to see was the Hope Diamond! It was really beautiful.

Our final stop for day was Madame Tussauds. We had a lot of fun taking funny pictures. We concluded our day with dinner at Legal Sea Foods, again if you are ever in DC this another great place to eat!

Day 3

Sunday was a day to do a lot of walking (8.5 miles to be exact). We left our hotel and headed to see all the monuments around The Mall. First we headed to the Lincoln Memorial, which was 20 blocks from our hotel. One our way there we stopped at the White House to have a picture taken.

We also stopped by the Vietnam Memorial.

And then we arrived at the Lincoln Memorial.

The view of The Mall from the top step of the Lincoln Memorial

After we left the Lincoln Memorial we headed to the Jefferson Memorial.

Our next stop was the WW II memorial. And our final stop was the Washington Monument.

We had a really busy morning so we headed to eat lunch, and then relax in our hotel room before we met Grant and Rachel for dinner (Grant is one of Danny’s high school/college friends that lives in DC). After dinner the four of of us went to the front lawn of the Capital to listen to the National Symphony Orchestra. This was the perfect way to end a great vacation!

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