Monday, July 30, 2012

Washington, DC trip, Part 1

We had a wonderful, amazing, fantastic time in Washington, DC!!!!  I can't say enough about how great it was.  Our hotel was awesome.  We had a suite with a kitchen, the kids had fun in the pool, and I enjoyed not having to cook!  I made dinner on Sunday so we didn't have to go out, but the hotel provided a delicious breakfast every morning and even a dinner Monday-Thursday.  We stayed at the Homewood Suites in Alexandria, VA.

We left our house on Monday, July 9, at about 5am.  Michael and I got up early and packed the car, then woke up the kids and got on the road.  We made pretty good time; it took us about 16 hours.  On Tuesday, Michael went with us to the National Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center.  This is the one that is not at the mall but by Dulles Airport.  It was amazing!  Michael knows so much about all of the planes, so it was like having our own personal tour guide.  He actually hadn't been there before, but he had always wanted to go.  He has been to the other one at the mall many times.

Here are my cuties chillin' in their new shades.  

Inside the museum

Taking a break

At the observation tower

Nathaniel posing in front of the SR-71, also known as Jetfire to Transformers fans

They had a lot of memorabilia from the second Transformers movie, which was filmed here.  They had a TV where they played a scene in the movie over and over again, and it was really cool to be standing in the same spot where it was filmed.

We're just getting started. :-)