Tuesday, June 28, 2011

DC Highlights

I apologize in advance for the vast number of pictures in this post. Since I haven't blogged any of our sightseeing days, I am getting caught up. We are still in DC, having a great time. The weather has been perfect, well except for today. It was hot-a high in the 90s and it was sticky. We are just not used to sweating so much in our little part of CA. Here are some highlights of our trip.
We went to the National Zoo. There are 11 of us total. Here are some of the 11.
We saw pandas at the zoo!
We took a bus tour and saw the Capitol. We also went back for an inside tour of the Capitol, on another day.
On the same bus tour, we saw the Lincoln Memorial. Impressive.
At the Smithsonian American History Museum, we saw Abe Lincoln's hat. He was wearing this hat on the night he was assassinated.
Riley purchased the Hope Diamond at the American History Museum. Ok, it's not the REAL Hope Diamond, just a replica.
Quinn got on the ground, on a real slab of Route 66, also at the American History Museum. I think that museum was my favorite.
We visited the White House. This is the Pennsylvania Ave. side.
We also visited the other side of the White House!
After we checked out the train station, we walked to the Capitol for our tour.
We saw the Washington Monument. Kevin ran up to it and touched it.
We went to Arlington National Cemetery. We visited the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and watched the changing of the guard.
Arlington National Cemetery.
This is the gravesite of John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. There are two of their children buried here as well, a boy who lived only two days, and a daughter. The flame above them burns eternally.

We went to the National Art Gallery as well.

We have been very, very busy. Tomorrow is our last full day in DC, and then it's NYC time!

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