The first night we saw all the monuments at night, just amazing. Lincoln was the fave.
Here's the "Idaho" part of the WWII memorial
We were hoping DC would be a little warmer but not so much. Joaquin mocked me when I packed my winter coat. This first night I tried to be tough with my little jacket but after freezing I wore my mittens & scarf the rest of the trip.
Here's the reason why we got to be there. Brinton is studying at George Washington - we're glad to have smart friends.
The Capital was so amazing. We were the geeky tourists with head sets on.
Notice the scarf & mittens?
Arlington was humbling - just the best word to describe it.
Is that us kissing? See what happens when you take me out to dinner every night for a week - I have a whole lot less work & more time to play.
The Air & Space Museum was pretty cool. Joaquin & I thought the virtual Space Station was fun to walk through.
Just chillin' on the back porch looking over the Potomac River
These cool looking "breeze ways" connected main house to the kitchen & servants quarters.
Had to visit the temple!
"The Awakening" was just a great photo op.
An entire store of "Peeps." Mindy & Kristin I know are just drooling right now - they just loooove peeps.
The Natural History Museum would have been one the kids would love!
Just loved that we went the week before the annual "Cherry Blossom" Festival. The trees were all in bloom without the mass numbers of people. It was just beautiful!
Last few note were from my Mom, bless her. One day she was taking Shelby, Josh, & Halle to Costco. Shockingly Josh & Shelby were fighting on the way over.
Mom: Shelby if you'll be kind I'll let you pick something out at Costco.
Shelby: I want to be naughty, I don't want anything.
Mom: Shelby honey, get down off the counter.
Shelby: It's not your house Grandma.
Thank you, thank you for laughing & not beating the children!