"That they (the older women) admonish the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed." Titus 2:4-5

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Our Trip to D.C. (Part 1)

My husband and I recently took a trip to Washington D.C. with our two girls (3 and almost 2) and my brother and his girlfriend. I thought I'd share a little bit about our "vacation" and at the end, I'll discuss some ways I've found to make traveling with kids somewhat manageable. :)

We drove. It was looooong. But not too long. It took about 7 hours (t should have been 6). W got stuck in traffic and construction..... with a potty trained 3 year old. Guess what happened about 10 miles from our destination in bumper to bumper traffic? Yep. She started screaming she had to go potty. NOW! Long story short... we did what we had to do. And I throughly cleaned the plastic container out later. :P

It was wonderful when Lily finally fell asleep. By the time we got to te hotel, we ate dinner and relaxed.

The next day, we went to Arlington National Cemetery and Arlington House. We decided not to take a tour or bus. Instead we walked and walked and WALKED. And it was hot. But we saw pretty much the whole place, the changing of the guard, Arlington House and the gardens, an old ampitheater and JFK's gravesite. It was all beautiful and quite the experience.

We then drove into the city, parked in a valet garage (gag) and went to the Hard Rock Cafe for lunch. Because we weren't far (and because we already had to pay to park) we walked to the White House and all around it.

The girls were wiped out!

In front of the white house

So sweet!!

By the end of the day, we were exhausted. We all went back to the hotel early and had crockpot chicken and veggies for dinner. Hopefully, tomorrow, I'll be able to continue this post. I'm having a lot of trouble with blogger lately. :( I think it's time for a move.....



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