Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Some Must Do's in D.C.

Many of the places to go in D.C. I could return to over and over again.  There is usually always some new street to discover, part of the history of a monument to learn, or some charming stairway to glance at.

As I have mentioned many times, Old Town is a 5 star place to go.  Blake and Gae loved walking around the townhomes, the pier, and the shops.  And I loved spotting a classy red and white striped beach hat to wear for my next trip to the beach.  Yes, we were so spoiled!
The National Zoo is a place with some hidden jems like a red-faced panda, exotic tree frogs, and naked mole rats.  To be honest, I didn't know naked mole rats were real.  I only knew there was a witty children's book about one who wanted to wear clothes. 
They are much cuter to look at in the book.  I am getting the heebie jeebies just thinking about those creatures.
The National Cathedral has beautifully detailed architecture and an incredible amount of space to explore.  They started construction in 1907 and didn't finish until 1990.
Miss C was in awe by the jaw dropping organ music that was played.  She went from tap dancing and spinning in circles to this:
A picnic at West Potomac Park is so relaxing and pleasant.  We watched a crew team row back and forth too.  I don't know what it is about crew, but I l.o.v.e. watching it!  Adam thinks it's because it makes me feel 'ivy league'.  
Right across the street from your picnic you can go visit the Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial which makes you realize how much he did for our country and that his wife was quite a woman.
(Sorry about the poor phone picture, but the memory is so great I had to put it!)
And when you're in town, don't forget to visit the Beckstroms!  We will keep you busy with festive fun of making "juggler jigglers" (as Caroline calls Jell-O Jigglers), carving pumpkins, decorating and eating lots of cookies and singing festive songs. 

and stay tuned for a couple of farm tours :)


Erica Huff said...

What fun adventures you are having! And New York!! That is absolutely incredible. Matt and I were just saying the other night that it will be so fun to see where you two end up. We are not going to Utah for Christmas. With Matts parents away on their mission, it isn't worth going! Hope you 4 are doing well!

Jamilyn said...

Could Olive be cuter in that hat and those tights? Darling. And I admit, I enjoy the ivy-league-ness of watching crew too. :)

Nathan and I need to come visit your beautiful place.

Mary said...

Where's the picture of the naked mole rat? All these activities....I can't wait until we come to visit. Hopefully in the spring.

Adam B said...

Love the post babe! Thanks for sharing the pics from all your adventures with my parents. I am glad that I was able to join you for at least of few activities. Love you !!!

Katie Bell said...

you guys are so cute!...we need to come visit you ASAP!

Here And Happy! said...

Oooh! Oooh! Us! Us! We're coming back for more you. It was a delicious break from our hectic, bad-news-laden lives. Wasn't everything so pretty? We had the BEST time. Caroline was quick to remind me, "Grandma, you gave that pumpkin cookie two cheeks!" I love every picture. The memories are fresh air to us. Thanks again guys. We miss you already.