Monday, August 10, 2009

We're Back!

We got in late last night from our trip to Washington D.C. Overall, we had a very, very jam-packed vacation, but it was lots of fun. It's always so refreshing to get away from it all with my family. Here's what we did...

*Thursday: We left the house at 6:30 and on the way we stopped for breakfast and at the Gettysburg outlets. We didn't spend much time there because we were eager to get to the hotel and all. When we finally arrived at the hotel, we got settled in and then headed out for a trip to the beautiful mall and a nice dinner. It was a great day!

*On Friday, we took the Metro around the city. We first went to the National Zoo where Brooke enjoyed seeing the various animals. We had a nice lunch downtown before heading off to the Arlington Cemetery. At the cemetery, we saw the historic house of Robert E. Lee. It was so interesting to see his mansion! When we were done there, we headed to Maggiano's in the city for a nice, relaxing dinner. It was lots of fun!

*Saturday was spent doing lots and lots and lots of walking. We went to the White House, the Washington Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial, Memorial Wall, and the Museum of American History. Talk about a busy day! We were a little bit disappointed because everything was swarmed with people so we couldn't enjoy it as much. Oh well. That night, John and I went out to Joe's Crab with Adrienne and John and Patty stayed at the hotel with Brooke to go swimming.

*Yesterday we drove about half way home and then stopped at Gettysburg. It was actually pretty interesting... We saw Eisenhower's retirement home and farm and it was incredible! It was still decorated with all of his actual things and nothing had been updated or changed since his death. I enjoyed that so much! We also went to a Civil War museum there, which was alright. Everyone else loved it though!

The girls were absolutely wonderful. They both did so well and were very tolerant of their schedules being out of whack. Both of them slept through the night every night and that was great!

As always, it's good to be back. We had such a wonderful time!

1 comment:

rccalyn said...

Sounds like a wonderful trip - good pics on FB too. I'm so jealous that you went to Maggiano's! That's Dan's ABSOLUTE FAVORITE place in the world. We like to go there when we visit Dan's parents in WV.