Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Friday~Twilight Tour of D.C.

After the retirement ceremony we went to our hotel to change clothes, then headed to Katisha's house.  She chartered a bus to take us on a twilight tour of Washington D.C.  I am so grateful we got to tour this city like this~it was much less crowded and far more beautiful at night!  Here are some pictures of the places we got to see:

The Capitol was our first stop.  This place is so gorgeous that it's almost surreal in person.  It looks fake once you're close by.

Next stop: the White House.  I laugh at this picture, because prior to taking this, Drew really had to go to the bathroom.  We were walking by a hotel that I thought would let him use their facilities.  Turns out it was the Leading Hotels of the World, whatever that is, and they were the snootiest people ever!  They would NOT let Todd or me come in, and even though I wasn't happy with him being shown a bathroom without me nearby, what could I do?  The concierge took him and escorted him back out a few minutes later.  

We got to the White House and Jonah said, "This is it?  It looks so tiny!"  

Out of the mouths of babes.  ;)

This is the World War II memorial.  Breathtaking.

The Washington Monument.  You can't get close to this monument right now because it's under construction.  But isn't it beautiful, all lit up at night?

The Lincoln Memorial.

Our final stop of the evening was at the Marine memorial, Iwo Jima.  

This was, by far, my favorite thing of our trip.  It was so much fun being on the bus with family and the kids had a blast with their cousins, Larissa and Lewis.  Particularly Lewis, who is about as crazy as they come!  ;)  
Love to all.  

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