Monday, May 26, 2008

Memorial Day In DC

Well, everyone survived! Mamaw and Papaw have returned with us from their very first visit to our nation's capitol. Mamaw says it will likely be their last as well, but we will see. They even weathered their first trip on a train rather well, and for anyone who has never done it, it can be a hair raising experience.

Besides being exhausted, hot, and oh so very sore....the trip went very well.

Unfortunately we tried to squeeze too many sights in to the one day trip, so we walked....a lot!

I was worried about going on Memorial Day, but in the end, I was glad we did. We were apart of something very special in that so many veterans, families, and groups traveled from all over the US and the World to pay tribute.

It was crowded, but we maneuvered rather well, and I am happy that we made the trip.

We saw the Air & Space Museum, the Mall, the Veterans Memorial, the Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, WWII Memorial, the Pentagon, a glimpse of the White House, the Zoo...and everything in between including a carousel in the middle of the park.

What a day. Did I mention it was 90 degrees! We went through all 6 bottles of water we brought along and then some. I think everyone had a wonderful time though, and once we rest up, we have plenty more fun in store for our guests.

Between the two cameras, we took millions of pictures; but here are a few highlights.

3 comments:

katie said...

That looks like so much fun. We only did chores (& I took a nap). :)

Grandma said...

Wow Gracie! It looks like you had a great time in Washington, D.C.. I'm sure you will have more fun today after Mamaw and Papaw have their rest time. Continue to enjoy every moment with Mamaw and Papaw while they are there visiting with you. Have fun!

hhalpin said...

Wow. You sure packed in a full day! I admire your tenacity and efficiency! Looks like you had fun, though. :)