I'm pretty sure I could spend a couple of weeks in Washington DC and still have a list of things I wanted to see. My first trip to Washington DC was back when I was in 8th grade, and my second was when I chaperoned the same school trip as a senior in high school. Mark had never been to DC so I wanted to give him a quick tour.
We arrived early in the evening and decided to take the metro to the National Cathedral. It is a massive cathedral with stunning architecture.
|The inside of our hotel. Source|
|Dwight D. Eisenhower Executive Office Building|
Because it was so ridiculously hot and we were dressed so wrong for that type of weather, we didn't end up visiting all of the monuments as we had hoped, but we saw a few before heading to a couple museums.
|The World War II Memorial|
|My light sensitive child was having a hard time smiling in the sun. It was just too bright.|
We met up with Mr. & Mrs. Clarke... two of the most wonderful people I know. Mr. Clark was my teacher in middle school, he led the DC/NYC trips that I went on (8th grade and in HS), he was my tennis coach, my Catholic confirmation sponsor and he married my husband and I. His wife Sue is as nice as can be and I absolutely adore her. Clarke (what we all call him) was in DC working for a few weeks so they met us at the museum. We walked around and got a chance to catch up. He made jokes as to who the animals resemble (my sisters) and it really made our stop there more special.
|Us with Sue|
|Amelia and I with Clarke|
We also spent a very short time at the Museum of American History. Clarke showed us the type of helicopter he was in during Vietnam and explained the job he did.
After the museums we parted ways and Mark, Amelia and I got ready to head to our next destination... New York City. Our time in DC, while incredibly brief, was wonderful. We packed a lot into the day and had a great (and sweaty) time. We made one final stop on our way out of town. Georgetown Cupcakes aka DC Cupcakes. Well worth the stop. The best cupcakes ever!
Next... check back for our time in NYC.