Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Day Trip To DC!

 Really - it's quite embarrassing that we haven't done this sooner,
but alas, yesterday was a "No School Day"
(thankyouverymuch, Mr. Columbus)
 So, we packed up the kids and headed to DC for the day.

(What follows will be 1,000 pics of our trip.)

 First Metro ride.
Logan already showing the "Mom, you are so not cool taking our pic everywhere!" and Austin uber excited about the train!

 First stop - The National ZOO!






 Notes on the zoo trip:
Poor Austin spiked a fever mid-way through.
He was SO hot and pale, and exhausted.
Of course, we had no medicine, so Gary purchased some out of the bathroom vending machine (nice, eh!?)  It was adult version, so we had to break it up for him.  
It was this beautiful weather-wise day and my poor baby was all cuddled up inside the rented stroller, arms inside his sleeves with my sweater over him.  He was awesome though, no complaining - he hopped out and looked at animals when he wanted to and we had to carry him ALL the way back to the Metro (Ka-yilled MY back!), but sweetie did not complain. 

After that, we went ahead and got the car out of the parking garage, rode around for 45 minutes, "sight-seeing" (read: trying to find a freakin' parking space to visit the National Mall),  Austin power napped in the car and woke up ready to par-tay!
   
(Side trip to China town, when Austin was still feeling bad and Logan was ready to PLAY ball!)


 Lincoln Memorial!

And then we spent the rest of the day answering questions about his death:
"But why did they shoot him?"
Was it a movie theatre?
Did an ambulance come?
Was it a REAL gun?
etc. etc. etc.
:-)

 Gary "holding" the Washington Monument! 

 Logan
 Austin

Not much of a reflection pond, huh?
I kinda built it up, too.
;-(
Needless to say, Austin and Logan were not impressed!
But considering they probably would have attempted to go swimming in it, I guess it was a good thing!
;-)

 Mommy and the boys on the steps.


 Can you see the excitement!?

 This is what Logan wanted to do ALL day long - play soccer!

 

 Ahhhh - little rocket pop night cap!
Moon. White House. 

Good Night, DC - hope to see you again SOON! 

7 comments:

Nonnie said...

Great photos, child. So glad you made time to take the pictures - nice recap for the boys to have of the trip.

Nonnie said...

PS - LOVE the moon/white house shot and the "holding the Washington Monument" shots - sooooo cool (maybe photography could be a second job??)
What happened to the "reflecting pool" - all I see is grass.

Anne said...

Looks like a great trip. I love all the pictures of holding the Washington Monument. I keep meaning to take the kids to DC, you have inspired me to add it to our summer list for next year.

Guatmama said...

That is great! What an awesome day!

Tracey said...

Fun day for you for sure! We had school...boo hiss. So glad you had a pretty day but sorry about fever boy. Looks like he was a trooper tho. Can't wait to play soon...we miss you like crazy! Thanks for the bonus Chinatown stop...our boys will be super jealous!

Hannah said...

Those are great! I love your shots too. So fun.

We spent a day in DC years and years ago. It's a pretty cool place.

Bobbi said...

Sorry, one was ill!! But, looks like a great day overall.