We have completed a full 27 weeks of our cross-country adventure! (That's 6 months if you are counting.) My mother- and father-in-law, along with my 17 year old niece and 19 year old nephew, flew out from Seattle to spend last week with us. And what a week it was!
We visited a few sites each day, but never felt stretched thin due to places of interest being so close and fairly easy parking thanks to my handicap placard. I’m in a wheelchair for any outings, so I don’t get as fatigued as others, so maybe I’m only speaking for myself! ;)
Vacations are always as frugal as possible for us, but this week we were blessed with some money from my husband’s grandfather to help with meals at our condo, a couple meals out, and the gift of a ferry trip to George Washington’s home. He also pitched in so that we could rent a place very near the capital. Our needs were met once again.
I’m a relational person, so as much as I loved seeing the sites, my favorite moments were with my niece and nephew. When they told me about school or their hobbies and how they are understanding more of who they are as people and adults. I also loved watching my own kids discover and explore. This is what I cherish.
I will post a few photos of each place for those curious what Washington DC has to offer, and for those who have been, to reminisce through these images.
Day 1 was the Air and Space Museum where we saw the original Wrights Brothers Airplane.
Day 2 was the Nations Capital followed by a carousel ride and ending with a trip to Washington's Memorial.
Day 3. The Library of Congress
Day 4. We took the Metro (Practice for the crazy Subway when we get to New York with 2 kids!). We ended the day with a crab dinner at the condo. YUM!
Day 5 was the Zoo. What a blessing to have so many free things available! We also snuck in time to visit the Native American Museum and the Lincoln Memorial.
Day 6 was the Natural History Museum where they hold one of the worlds largest blue diamonds, the hope diamond. Later we visited the History Museum where we saw the carriage that Abraham Lincoln used on his way to Ford Theater, where he was assassinated.
Day 7 was a ferry ride to Mt. Vernon- George Washington's home, where he spent his life and his final days, as well as his grave site.
I had to put 2 weeks into one blog post because we toured DC from a Wednesday to a Wednesday, and with being so busy, it just made sense...and I have a need to keep things clean and tidy. ;)
Next week could be a post full with adventures in Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania and New York.
Till next week! Marilyn