In October Rob had to go to Washington, D.C. for work. We have wanted to do a vacation-on-top-of-work trip for a long while now because hey, it's really great to only have to pay one airfare. It just hasn't worked out, though, either because of scheduling problems or lack of interesting destination. But Washington, D.C.? Count me in!
Our biggest concern with the trip was the 4.5-hour plane ride both ways. Gavin had never been on an airplane before, so it seemed pretty gutsy for this to be our first flight. But I went a-shoppin' and bought more books and toys than you can imagine to keep Gavin busy and happy. We also splurged on a portable dvd player, which will be nice to have for many future trips. So how did the flight out go? It was amazing!! Gavin was so good and so happy. He made friends with the people around us and wasn't fussy or anything! We were SOOOO relieved, to say the least.
While in D.C., we tried to see as much as we could without Gavin going nuts. Basically, that meant we would walk a lot and see sites for as little time as possible before going on to the next. Official tours and solemn places were out of the question.
So what did we see? Let me show you!
|First view of the Washington Monument|
|What a beautiful picture! Was this taken anywhere in the world besides Washington, D.C.?--because it could have been!|
|Yes, this is exactly how I wanted my face to look. Thank you, stranger!!|
|Seriously so cool!|
|Doesn't he just look old in this picture?|
|Tomb of the Unknown Soldier|
|Way too far away for our tired feets to walk to!|
|Can you see the Capitol Building next to the orb?|
|See the tapeworm display with a toilet behind us?|