Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Mom and Mia Visit: DC Tour

My mom and Mia came to visit for fall break, and we were so excited to have them! 
Since Mia had never visited DC before, and they were only here for 5 short days, we decided to take an all day bus tour to see all the major sites of DC. It was great! 

Here's a list of the sites. Most of these we were able to get off the bus and visit, but some of them we saw from the bus. 

U.S. Capitol
Grant Memorial
Lincoln Memorial
Korean Memorial
Vietnam Memorial
World War II Memorial
Arlington National Cemetery (Kennedy Gravesites & Changing of the guard ceremony)
Iwo Jima Memorial
White House
FDR Memorial
MLK Memorial
Pennsylvania Avenue
Canadian Embassy
US Botanic Gardens
U.S. Navy Memorial
Original FDR Memorial
Smithsonian Museums
National Archives
FBI Building
Old Post Office
Federal Triangle
Ronald Reagan Memorial
Holocaust Museum
Bureau of Engraving
Tidal Basin
Cherry Blossom Trees
Blair House
Kennedy Center
Roosevelt Island
The Pentagon

Karen watched Sailor and Mark for me, and Lucas joined us for the tour. And Keaton got to skip school (again!).
Photo stop in front of the Captiol building (always covered in scaffolding!)
White house stop!
WW2 Memorial
Having a little conversation with Eleanor?
Mia found the place where MLK stood to give his "I have a dream" speech.
Honest Abe!
Lincoln Memorial
I was so impressed at how respectfully these boys behaved at the Vietnam memorial.
In front of our tour bus!
Walking around the tidal basin
FDR Memorial
The eternal flame at the Kennedy gravesite
We got there just in time to see the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
 It was a very long day, but so much fun! Thanks so much to Karen for watching the littles (especially since we were gone almost 2 hours longer than we expected). 
That evening we celebrated my mom's birthday with cake and ice cream. Happy Birthday, Mom!

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