Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Washington DC Trip 2012

So guess what? We got to go on TWO vacations this summer! The Disney trip for Jason's work was completely out of the blue, but we had a week of vacation planned for mid-August too! So we decided to head back to Washington DC and do all the things we missed the last time we went (although, I'm SHOCKED at all we were able to accomplish last time in 3 days - this time we had 7 days plus an extra person... and a half. Hey, that kinda makes sense, right?

This isn't going to be a word-heavy post (like all my Disney recaps) - just highlights. 
You're welcome. :)

White House

Jack on the Metro

had to go to the zoo again!

my sweet boys looking at the big lion

Arlington National Cemetery - JFK Eternal Flame

changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Solider

amazing view of downtown DC

family shot at Arlington


Washington Monument

Oh, this picture. So we just HAD to go to Serendipity 3 to have frozen hot chocolate! It was a MUST!! Jason got the original and I got the oreo (these are the REGULAR sizes, people! not the big ones!) We were all excited about giving some to Jack because he's all about ice cream. So Jason took this picture (Jack is more interested in my lactaid pills than being photographed), and I kid you not, 5 seconds later, while I lean down to put the pills back in my purse, Jack decides we're not being fast enough with the whole ice cream thing and yanks the giant goblet into our laps!! Total chaos ensued. 
Luckily, Jason kept a cool head while I basically gave up on life - all is lost!! Jack's clothes are ruined! Mine are ruined! Let's go HOOOOME!!! Really, it wasn't so bad, and with a few (thousand) napkins and some washcloths, we were as good as new not as sticky. LUCKILY, only about 1/3 of the frozen hot chocolate landed on us, so I was able to enjoy the rest while Jack sat in his stroller. Sorry bud, keep your grabby hands away from mommy's ice cream.

on our way to Mt. Vernon

Mount Vernon

George and Martha Washington's tombs

sweet, happy boy watching the animals

Mt. Vernon Inn - yummy restaurant!

Jefferson Memorial

the back of the Jefferson

FDR Memorial

MLK Jr. Memorial

the Capitol

Capitol tour

Other places we went that I didn't get pictures of: the Holocaust Museum, the Pentagon, the memorial at the Pentagon, several restaurants in Chinatown, and I'm sure there are other places I'm not thinking of.

We celebrated my 26th birthday while we were in DC, and while I really don't remember what else we did on that specific day, I DO know that we went to Georgetown Cupcake and I got a very yummy birthday cupcake!

By the time we left, we were all totally pooped!! 
(We walked 12 MILES on our first day and 7-8 every other day! Close to 50 MILES total!!)

Had a blast, but happy to be home for a while! :)

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