Friday, March 30, 2007

Washington DC - Day 1

Emily getting ready to get on the bus at 5:30 am.

Wednesday we hit Washington DC right during rush hour. What a memorable experience to be welcomed into our Nations capital with a traffic jam. But we drove all through the city and was able to see some awesome sites right off the bat. (Many of the pics I am posting in this entry are from inside the bus)

How exciting to be driving down Constitution Avenue! (Taken from inside the bus)

Jefferson Memorial from inside the bus.

Emily and Claire posing with Thomas Jefferson.
Emily and Olivia with Jefferson's head.
View of Washington Monument (You will see lots of these)
The actual Magna Carta that is stored in the National Archives building, along with the Declaration of Independence, Constitution and Bill of Rights.
Inside the restaurant for dinner. It was a Moroccan place that serves us pizza, french fries and chicken and rice, while playing oldies and had a disco ball going. The parents were confused, yet the kids had a blast.

Emily & Olivia at dinner.

Nothing we saw compared to the look on Emily's face when she saw the Washington Monument for the first time. She has begged to go to DC for years and the realization that she was finally here hit her when she saw the huge monument from the bus. This trip will be an experience of a lifetime. Not because I get to see all the sites (Which I have seen several times before) but because I will get to see them with my daughter.

6 comments:

SuperMom said...

Looks like a wonderful trip!

Leesha said...

I can't wait to see more pics.
Looks like Em is having a great time!!!

Jill said...

This is a trip you will both remember for the rest of your lives! What a wonderful experience! Have fun!

Jill said...

This is a trip you will both remember for the rest of your lives! What a wonderful experience! Have fun!

it's me, Val said...

Looks great!! Em looks so happy. Im glad she is getting to do this. I have never been to DC!

Jamie said...

I am so glad that she got to go. I know how sad the girls were when they couldn't go with us last year. I am so happy that you got to experience it together.