Washington D.C.

November 2007 (Taking advantage of Sierra's election weekend school break)

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We had a really good time in Washington DC.  It was nice to visit a place so close (only an hour flight), making it possible to see and do more.  The area has so much to offer, much of it free - which is right up our alley.  We will definitely be making more trips to visit in the future.

Day 1

After landing, and checking into the hotel, we gave Sierra and Cooper sight seeing options, and they were most excited about the zoo - so that's were we went.  After closing the place down, we had dinner at a great Greek restaurant between the zoo and Metro station.  Over dinner we asked the kids about their experiences.  Sierra said her favorite animal was the Giant Panda, Cooper said that his was the Hippo (both of which we do not have at the Cincinnati Zoo).  Cooper said that his favorite part of the day wasn't the zoo, but the Metro ride(s), go figure. 

Day 2

The weather was perfect for being outside, so we did a lot of walking (5 + miles).  Sierra and Cooper got a kick out of "Space Station 3D" showing at the Air and Space Museum, as well as the observation deck of the Washington Monument and the reflecting pool between the Washington Monument and Lincoln Monument.  Sierra really liked the idea of standing at the same spot that Martin Luther King Jr. stood while giving his "I have a dream" speech.

Day 3

The Natural history Museum was a huge hit followed by a White House tour.  Unfortunately camera's were not allowed in the White House, so we were unable to (photo) document the experience.  The Natural History Museum was such a big hit in the morning that we decided to visit again in the afternoon, before finally heading to the airport and back to Kentucky.

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Elaine and Sierra

On the flight to Washington DC

Sierra, Elaine and Cooper

At the National Zoo

Sierra, Jake and Cooper

At the National Zoo

Cooper, Elaine and Sierra

With a Giant Panda

Giant Panda

At the National Zoo

Cooper and Sierra

At the National Zoo

Cooper and Sierra

At the National Zoo

Sierra and Cooper

At the National Zoo

Cooper and Sierra

At the National Zoo

Cooper

Practicing his flight techniques at the Air and Space Museum

Sierra

Practicing her flight techniques at the Air and Space Museum

Jake, Cooper and Sierra

Getting ready to watch "Space Station 3D"

Washington Monument

Washington Monument

Cooper and Sierra

View from the Washington Monument

Capital Building

View from the Washington Monument

Jefferson Monument

View from the Washington Monument

White House

View from the Washington Monument

Lincoln Monument and WWII Memorial

Cooper, Elaine and Sierra

In front of the Washington Monument

Sierra

Holding up the Washington Monument

Cooper, Elaine and Sierra

In front of the Capital Building

Capital Building

Sculpture

Sculpture

White House

Lincoln Monument and WWII Memorial

Cooper and Sierra

In front of the WWII Memorial

Sierra, Elaine and Cooper

Taking a break

Sierra and Elaine

Having some hot coco

WWII Memorial and Washington Monument

Cooper and Sierra

Elaine, Cooper and Sierra

In front of the Lincoln Monument

Cooper, Jake and Sierra

In front of the Lincoln Monument

Washington Monument and Capital Building

Sierra and Elaine

At the Vietman Memorial

Sierra and Elaine

At the Vietnam Memorial

Sierra, Jake and Cooper

Crossing a busy street



Washington Monument

Cooper and Sierra

Taking an escalator down to the Metro

Sierra and Cooper

Waiting for the Metro

Jake, Cooper and Sierra

Sierra and Cooper learning about African mammals

Cooper and Sierra

Playing with a magnetic rock

Diamond necklace

Dinosaurs!

Sierra

Showing off her loose tooth

 

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