Today we took a walk around the monuments and ended early afternoon to give everyone a chance to rest and the kids a chance to play in the pool. We started by getting off the blue line at Arlington and walking across the Arlington Memorial Bridge to the Lincoln Memorial. From there we went by the Korean War Memorial and the MLK Memorial. We again ate lunch from a lunch truck, passed by the White House, stopped for coffee and finished up at McPherson Square Metrorail Station for the trip back to the hotel. Izzy is having the time of her life with Apuuli.
Today we enjoyed a leisurely start, eating breakfast (Izzy eating 2 breakfasts) at the hotel and heading into the city to visit the Museum of Natural History. The museum was a hit for the kids, with the favorites being the T-rex fossil (eating a Triceratops), the mummies in the Egypt section, and the crystals and gems sections. We had lunch and a subsequent ice-cream snack at the food trucks that were outside the museum.
After the museum, we attempted to walk to the White House to get a look, but were overtaken by events. The Easter Egg Roll had the entire area blocked off, and some problem in the subway kept us from taking the blue line back to our car. After careful consultation with the oracle called Google, we were able to find a bus route that took us back to our car.
The kids headed to the pool as soon as we got to the hotel, and we ate take-out for dinner.
This week is Izzy’s spring break. This year we decided to get away from the house for the week and head to DC. My Dad, Barbara and Apuuli are joining us for the week. They arrived a day earlier than us and stayed in Crystal City. We picked them up and all of us are staying at a hotel in Alexandria; I wanted to find a hotel with free parking, breakfast (Izzy’s second favorite part of staying in a hotel) and a swimming pool (Izzy’s favorite part).
Our drive south was pretty uneventful. We stopped by Wilmington, Delaware on the drive down: