Monday, August 2, 2010

Washington DC Trip (part 3)

Saturday morning it was difficult to decide what we wanted to see on our last full day. We decided that a late breakfast/early lunch would be in order. 

Hard Rock Cafe style!

Right next door was the Ford's Theater. We weren't going to visit it as the tickets were supposed to be bought ahead of time, but there was no line so we thought maybe we could slip in and see something. Turned out we were able to walk right in for the talk about the theater and assassination without waiting.

I learned so much there that I can't wait to share with the boys. On the way back to the Smithsonian we passed the FBI. We would have liked to have toured it as well, but there is SO much to see!

Smithsonian Natural History Museum

I found Kevin! I hear he liked chocolate and canes.
I also discovered I am 60% similar to a banana.

The Hope Diamond

I really loved the forensic area. Each body was set out with a "case" they solved.

Smoking kills you. Got to love this 27 year old's "pipe hole" from years of smoking.

Smithsonian American History

Abraham Lincoln's Hand cast

Julia Child's Kitchen

After hours of walking, some sitting was in order. So we took the night bus tour of DC.

The next morning we knew the Metro lines were being worked on and that the train ride to BWI was 30 minutes so we took a quick tour of the DiVinci inventions at the National Geographic Museum. Turned out it was the same one I had taken the kids to see in Huntsville! Lou enjoyed seeing it for the first time though. 

We headed out to Union Station and did a bit of shopping and walked to the capitol before spending several hours at the airport. We had a wonderful, if tiring time.


  1. It looks like you guys had an amazing trip! I'm a bit jealous if you want to know the truth. I've never been to DC and have been wanting to go for years! I'm so glad I can live vicariously through my friends:)

  2. I LOVE the pictures. I would give anything to take Kei to DC. It looks so unbelievable!

    I so enjoyed reading and seeing your pictures!

    Miss you much