Tuesday, August 22, 2017


Hot as Hades, aka DC in mid August. And we made it a big walking day (7 miles).

The original plan was based upon a thunderstorm at 4. There was a LOT of modification to our plan.

M got donuts in the morning from Alexandria. Delicious but not so sustaining.

We walked to the Capitol to see it and wandered to the visitors center to see about a tour, which was way easier than I expected it to be.

We got a super cheap and good lunch at Burrito Bros. Then to the Botanic Gardens, no to the monuments.... What, it's a long walk?...

Omg it's hot. Let's go to American history. Since we're passing WW2, let's find Kilroy.

So American History was a bust. Boys were just not interested in the museum. We told them they could get pennies crushed at ONE museum, and they chose Natural history, so we went back there and explored more.

Monday, August 21, 2017

DC day 3

See the pics quickly here.

We started the day with breakfast in Alexandria at Bread and Chocolate.

And took the metro to Natural History. Boys are now commuting pros and Even wants to spend tomorrow riding the lines he hasn't yet tried...

Next up, Nationals game. Sun was brutal!

So drained, we went back to national harbor for dinner at yummy granite City brewery.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

DC Vacation Day 2

Our first full day was FULL. My step tracker has me at over 8 miles before 7pm.

We started off with some difficulty since there's work being done on the local station for the metro. But we arrived with no problems really.

We were really hungry, finding little but Dunkin near our airbnb so we grabbed something quick at a really good waffle shop. It was rainy so we did a big modification on our itinerary.

Since breakfast was so near and the weather so poor, we did the tour of Fords Theater.

Just like that, lunchtime. We had really good sandwiches at a small chain called Taylor's.

Next, still raining, we went to Air and Space. The boys seemed to enjoy it, but its not my fave. We did all try freeze dried ice cream.

We realized E had hit his museum point and needed movement. Luckily, the rain had passed so we hit the mall...