Thursday, April 4, 2013

The White House, the Capitol Building, and a few things in between!

 We left EARLY in the morning...some of us more chipper than others...we wanted to go see the Bureau of Engraving and Printing.  It's a free tour, but you have to get a ticket.  People start getting in line to GET a ticket at 5 am (Tickets are passed out at 8 am and gone typically within 30 minutes).  We decided to get up early and give it a shot!  We were successful!  Got tickets to do the tour later on in the afternoon and so off we headed to see some other sights in the meantime!
 The White House!  Callie told everyone in her class that she was going to the White House for her birthday!  This was as close as we were going to get thanks to the sequester...
 Mom and I in front of the White House Garden!
 The Lincoln Memorial
 What a view!  Looking out from the Lincoln Memorial, down the Reflecting Pool, to see the Washington Monument

 We walked SO much...the kids (and mom!) were such troopers! And it was STILL COLD!!  See Judah?? All wrapped up!!!
 Got to see the new WWII memorial.  Here's Mom and I standing in front of Virginia and South Carolina!  :)
 Made it down to the Capitol Building!  The boys were so excited to get to go inside and see where the congressmen work!
 After a FULL day of walking and sightseeing, we made it back to the metro to ride home! Thumbs up Caleb - you did a good job!

Exhausting, but SO much fun! (See both boys clutching their new "Minecraft Washington DC" tshirts that Tutu bought for them from a street vendor?  :)

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