Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Washington DC

Richard is in DC at Walter Reed Army hospital for a month doing a Gulf War Syndrome study so the girls and I flew up last weekend to visit him.  Since we fly for almost free and the Army as providing the room it was a pretty cheap and fun weekend get a way. 
The first day the girls and I got off the train at Arlington on our way to the hotel, I love how all the magnolia trees were in full bloom, they were gorgeous.  We did not spen as much time there as I would have liked since it started to rain pretty hard, but did make sure the girls saw the changing of the guard and the eternal flame at JFK's gravesite.
 On Saturday we headed downtown for a big action packed day, we did lots in just one day, four Smithsonians, all the monuments, outside of white house and capital building, everyone was tired by the end of the day but we had a great time.
 Loved this fountain, it is outside the American Indian museum, was not really impressed with the museum, honestaly I have seen more stuff on the actual reservations then I saw there, but still worth a quick walk through.
 coming out of the air and space museum (this one was well worth the trip) we got stopped by CNN they interviewed the girls and Richard on their thoughts on the budget (this was the day after they finally passed it) we searched everywhere to find the interview on line but no luck so far, still pretty cool for the girls though.
Everyone had a wonderful time and Saturdays weather was perfect, now we are just counting down the days until Richard is back home.