"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

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Our Trip to D.C. (Part 2)

You can read Part One of our trip here. After a good night's sleep, we were all up and ready to go early. On our second full day, we decided to hit all the outdoor memorials because it was going to be a beautiful day.

Two beautiful girls ready for a big day!

Our first stop was to find parking! We parked really far away, but at least it was free. Our first stop was the Jefferson Memorial. The girls were a huge hit with a group of Asian tourists. Many of them took their pictures and thought they were so sweet!

Next was the FDR Memorial. It was our first time seeing this one and I was very impressed. It was near the lake with a park and several beautiful waterfalls.

Of course, the Lincoln Memorial was on the list of sites to see. Unfortunately, Lily was getting very anxious to run around and we let her go. She made a beeline for the memorial and slipped under the chain around it. I had to sprint (in front of several people taking pictures) to grab her before she started climbing on it. :D

A picnic lunch, so much cheaper and more fun than eating out! The cooler was a little bulky, but the savings made up for it

Our stroller is great. It's seen a lot of different places!

Next, we went to the Washington Monument, where Lily went up to strangers, talked to them and even started rubbing one woman's leg, who was thankfully very understanding! Then, we walked a LONG way to the Smithsonian Art Museum. Lizzy hitched a ride in the back of the stroller. I wished I could too.

Lizzy said this was her favorite picture in the art museum :)

After that, we went through the Smithsonian American History Museum and Lily did a somersault over an exhibit bar and landed in it. Oy! After that, we finally walked back to the car which seemed to be miles away.

It was a fun, eventful day after which I was exhausted, sun burned and decidedly a day that needed to end with ice cream ice cream! :) I'll post about the final part of our trip tomorrow, along with my tips for traveling with small children.



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