We took our first, but not last,
Sibling Vacation to Washington, D.C.
Thought I'd share a few of the highlights,
although there is no way
I can include all the laughter,
smiles, delicious food, and good times
that we had being all together.
|This was the escalator from the subway|
to our hotel. It was probably 5 stories
high and was really pretty amazing.
I must admit that we also found an
elevator that we took a few times.
|On our first full day, we explored the monuments on the Mall.|
It was a beautiful, but cool day.
Isn't that sky just breathtaking?
|Loved the Smiothsonian museums.|
|Had to take this mummy picture|
for Caleb who is fascinated with
Egypt right now.
|The White House at night is beautiful.|
It always amazes me that tourists
can get so close to our
|Gail arranged a tour of the capital with|
her Texas Congressman's office.
I highly recommend doing this
as we were able to bypass
all of the LONG lines.
Each state has two statues
in the capitol.
Of course, we had to take a picture
of Texas' Sam Houston.
|California has a statue of Ronald Reagan|
with pieces of the Berlin Wall
on the base.
|One of David's favorite spots|
was the National Botanical Garden.
I will do an entire post on that
|We spend LOTS & LOTS & LOTS|
of time on the subway.
If you look closely, you can see
me, David, Randy, Kim and Gail in
|The Washington monument was covered with|
scaffolding because of damage during the 2009
|One of the newest memorials is the|
It was amazing, especially because
we were there when a group of
veterans from Alaska were touring.
|Each star represented 100 men|
or women who gave their lives
for OUR freedom.
|We did LOTS & LOTS & LOTS|
|The Lincoln Memorial is one of|
my favorites. I have always
admired this man and what he
did for our country and for
his strong faith in God.
|The Korean War Memorial is unique, original,|
and awe inspiring.
|Another shot of the Capitol.|
|Ceiling in the Capitol.|
I love these men.
They are not only
my husband, my brothers,
and my brother-in-law, but
great examples of
what husbands and
fathers should be.
|A cute subway picture of Kim and Randy|
with Aunt Terry in the background.
|The siblings at Mount Vernon,|
which was a fascinating place.
I have been blessed my entire
life to have these folks
|It was just a little chilly by the Potomac.|
|George Washington's tomb.|
|One of the highlights of the trip for me|
was worshipping together
at the National Cathedral.
It was a wonderful trip filled
with great memories.
Can't wait to do it again!