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Family Visit!

28 Sep

Kerry’s aunt and uncle (and Grandpa’s brother) came to visit for a few days and we had a great time! Both Kerry and I enjoy playing tour guide in our own city and his aunt and uncle were excited to see al the sites.

The first day we headed to the Lincoln Memorial, World War II Memorial, the new Martin Luther KIng Memorial, the FDR Memorial and finished our downtown loop with the Jefferson Memorial.09202013-6

Then it was time for lunch. We headed up near the National Cathedral and grabbed a great lunch (and re-fueled for more walking).


Can you find Kerry?


We are excited to see that the observation level of the Cathedral was open. It gives such great views of town.

Then we explored some more and we were all thoroughly exhausted by this point. We really lucked out with great weather!

We picked up Miss H from school and then headed to our favorite pizza place. Rich and Rae were impressed with our pizza choice 🙂


Kerry and I have never been to the Pentagon Memorial and since it was on Rich and Rae’s list of sites they wanted to see- we stopped by after dinner. It was really nice.


Saturday morning, we split up for the first part of the day. I headed to soccer with Miss H and Kerry took everyone else to the Old Post Office tower and to the Capitol Visitor’s Center.

We met up at Fort Washington.  Again, we has nice weather and some great views of the Potomac, DC and Mount Vernon.



After all this walking, it was back home for a steak and salmon dinner.

Sunday morning, we took them to Grandpa’s favorite place and they were impressed.




09222013-1We had fun being tour guides! They took off for the rest of their east coast trek and we hope they come back soon.

Birthday, Part Two

2 May

After the birthday present excitement and a pancake breakfast, we headed back downtown to the Old Post Office. Some of you are probably wondering why we would go there. Well, our DC Duck tour guide told us the Old Post Office had the best view of DC and it was totally true!

There was no line when we arrived at 10am and we had spectacular views. Miss H did not particularly care about the view but loved running around and hearing her voice echo.

So, I agree with our tour guide- this is a much better view than the Washington Monument.

Then, we headed across town to see the National Cathedral.

Miss H liked the side porticos. More space for running.

Her favorite part might have been the discovery of the playground. ‘Play! Play! Go play! Mommy play!’

She even got Kerry to slide down after her. His landing was not at graceful.

We ended the birthdays with a cookout and yummy dessert! Do you spot the little hand taking her perfect kid-sized cupcake?

We had a great visit with Grandpa and are looking forward to his return visit in the fall! Yeah for birthdays, visits and playing tourist in DC!