24 September 2009

D.C. Trip Summary

I know you are dying to see our photos from Washington, D.C. Eric has the camera at work, though. Sorry. But, I will give you a list of all the things I saw, partly because people keep asking me, and I keep saying, "Everything." Here you go:

  • Arrival in D.C. late at night. We saw the hotel.
  • Supreme Court
  • Capitol building (including a tour)
  • Ulysses S. Grant monument
  • United States Botanic Garden (Dear America, Very nice indeed, but you need to go to New Zealand and see some real botanic gardens.)
  • National Air and Space Museum
  • National Gallery of Art - West
  • National Gallery of Art - East
  • Washington Monument (not inside)
  • National World War II Memorial
  • Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  • Lincoln National Memorial
  • Korean War Veterans Memorial
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial Park
  • Jefferson Memorial Park
  • Dinner, back to hotel
  • Drive to North Carolina to see Nate, Shalissa and the munchkins
  • Stop at Pamplin Historical Park in Virginia
  • Beach
  • Eric also went to a Civil War battlefield and very large military watercraft (I don't want to provide too many details about where we were in North Carolina since I intend to post pictures of my nieces and nephews.)
  • Endless talking to Shalissa while the boys did their military activities.
  • BYU football game. Unbearable.
  • Church
  • Hang out at home with the folks.
  • Drive back to D.C.
  • Drive through Shenandoah National Park in Virginia
  • Arrive in D.C. quite late
  • Arlington Cemetery
  • Across the Francis Scott Key Bridge to Georgetown
  • Walk through Georgetown
  • Washington Monument (inside this time)
  • National Museum of Natural History
  • Five Guys for dinner, hotel
  • International Spy Museum
  • Navy Memorial (where we ate lunch)
  • National Archives
  • Hirshorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (just the garden)
  • United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
  • Airport, home
The trip was awesome. We walked a ton. I love the Metro. A lot. Why doesn't every American city have a Metro system? It is genius. Why do people drive cars when they could ride the Metro?


Science Teacher Mommy said...

I sure wish you had accomplished something on Thursday . . . .

trishtator said...

I was under the impression that gardens were botanical, rather than botanic. Do expound, dear Sherry.

trishtator said...

Hmm, apparently interchangeable. According to my friend dictionary.

Jenny said...

Whew! After that excursion, I would have voted for a repeat of Wednesday night.