In an effort to journal our family's adventures, vacations, happenings, goings on, issues, blessings, joys, and well you get the idea, I am posting about our whirlwind tour of D.C., Baltimore, and Jersey.
first stop... D.C.
Georgetown to be exact
I think we started off our trip pretty tired to begin with and if you look closely, you'll see some tired faces. I see lots of joy, too, which is a good thing.
Look at that line! It was the night of the new show's debut or something like that. We did not go near that queue, nor did we think about purchasing a cupcake for 4 dollars and change. It was nice to see the place, though.
The waiting for this place was a tad too long for our hungry bellies, but I love the signage.
Everyone's always up for ice cream!
Next stop the next morning... Arlington National Cemetery
A place of quiet beauty.
And his bride.
I love the way my camera caught the sun's rays in the pattern of a cross.
It's impressive to watch the "Tomb of the Unknown Soldier."
Our family on our way out to visit other places.
We took our share of photos at the back of the White House. I'm glad it is picturesque, but we never did get around to the front. Maybe next time. I did say it was a whirlwind tour.
My daughter, Braaten, having experience with Flat Stanley, decided that her Polly family needed to experience all of these places, too.
I thought she had a brilliant idea.
The American History Museum
Edith & Archie Bunker's chairs. My hubs insisted I be in the photo. It might be because I can slightly mimic Edith's voice when she sings in the beginning of the show. My friend, Annette, sings Archie's part.
"There's no place like home."
If you look near my daughter's side, you'll see the movie camera that probably weighed at least 15 pounds back in the early 80's. Yikes! Now you can fit video camera's in your pocket.
Friends of mine in the 7th grade used to call me Carol Burnett for kicks. You know, it's because my name is Carol and it sounded funny at the time.
You know those Pollies want to live in that house.
Before we made it to the museum, we took this long walk to see the Lincoln Memorial.
I wouldn't recommend a trip there in July, but anytime you go, there is so much you just have to see.
I think this was after we saw it, that we had to sit down to cool off a little.
Doesn't every 12 year old girl want to go on her daddy's back when she is hot and tired?