Friday, April 7, 2017

DC or bust {Spring Break adventures!}

For Spring break we traveled to Washington DC!  Hudson did a great job on his first flight! 


Since Jarrod worked in DC for two Summers he was very knowledgeable about the area and was our personal tour guide.  With the recent election and news media the big kids thought it was really neat to actually see the White House, important monuments and other attractions in person. 

On day one we toured the American History Museum.  We also saw the White House and Washington Monument from afar.  It was much colder than we expected!  Luckily there was a Panera Bread near our hotel so we enjoyed some warm soup and bread to warm up!  That evening we ordered pizza to the hotel and spent some time at the indoor pool.


We were back at it again bright and early the next morning!  On day two we ate brunch at the Lincoln Waffle Shop and then walked across the street to Ford's Theater.  We did SO much walking and metro riding.  That afternoon we toured the National Archives and Smithsonian Air & Space Museum.  {Did I mention Jarrod is a museums enthusiast?!}  That evening we grabbed dinner with one of our favorite longtime friends, Dustin.


On our final full day in DC we visited many monuments and museums.  Fortunately the weather had warmed up quite a bit!  We took the metro to Union Station and hopped on an open top tour bus.  Our guide was great and we learned a lot.  Among our favorite tour spots were the Jefferson Memorial and Lincoln Memorial.  That afternoon we visited Arlington National Cemetery.  It was neat for the kids to watch the changing of the guards.  Later that day we walked over Key Bridge to DC Cupcakes (as featured on TLC). 


On the day we flew out we made a quick trip to Mount Vernon.  What a neat place!


Emma found this set up in the airport and of course we had to snap a pic :)


Farewell DC!  Thanks for a fun and educational time :)  So proud to be Americans!

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