Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Washington, D.C. Adventures: Days 2 & 3

Whew, we've been busy!  Or, at least some of us have been busy.  Yesterday I hit the always-terrible third day of an otherwise mild cold, so the girls went off with Mimi, Kim & Brian to the Zoo while I slept the day away in the hotel room.  The girls were excited to see the pandas, but after seeing dozens of them at the panda preserve in China, just two were a bit of a let-down.  Still, they enjoyed the Zoo and the beautiful weather we seem to have brought to D.C. with us.

Today we went back to the Smithsonians.  Arriving a little early to enter the museums, we took a peek at the Capitol, with the girls doing their cutest pose.

Then we hit the Air & Space Museum, traveling in time from the Wright Brothers' first plane, through the time of Charles Lindbergh and Amelia Earhart, to conquering the moon, to the Mars rover.  Lots of fun! We were all intrigued to hear Mimi's story of her grandmother going to see the Spirit of St. Louis when it landed in France!

After that, we walked over to the White House, but we couldn't get close enough to see anything, between all the construction on the Mall and special tents put up on the South Lawn to welcome David Cameron, British PM.  We think we saw David Cameron this evening, though we're not sure!  We were eating dinner at a little kabob place on Pennsylvania Ave. when we heard sirens and saw around 10 motorcycle cops come by, and then a few black cars, limos, and black SUVs, followed by MORE cops in cars and on motorcycles!  They were all heading up the road toward the White House, so we decided it must be Cameron -- or maybe some other dignitary attending tonight's State Dinner (to which we were NOT invited!).

1 comment:

LisaLew said...

More great pics! I'd frame that one in front of the Capitol building!