Monday, October 19, 2009

~ Our Day in DC ~

Yesterday the 5 of us (myself, husband, both boys, and daughter-in-law) all went on a day trip up to Washington D.C.....Relatives of mine (cousins) from Southern California were on vacation, touring New York, and decided to make their way down to D.C. to see the Smithsonian Institute. So being just 2 hours away, we decided to drive up to meet them. Erica, my DIL, had never met any of our family because they are all in So.Cal. so it was nice for her to finally meet some. I'm afraid I didn't take but a couple of pictures but I managed a pic of The Hope Diamond in The Museum of Natural History:

It's a very popular exhibit.

The Smithsonian Institute is actually several museums that are on both sides of The National Mall. I took a picture as we were going from The Air and Space Museum to The Museum of Natural History.

Walking across The Mall you have The Washington Monument at one end, the Capital building at the other end, and there were all sorts of activities going on in between.

Here's a tip if you ever want to visit these museums, DON'T EAT THE FOOD!!....OMG it was AWFUL!! It was really really expensive and super nasty!! The larger museums have their own food venues inside and they all looked pretty bad....we took a gamble on what looked to be the best one and it was horrible horrible horrible in every way! So either eat before you arrive or just be hungry! LOL

Today I will be playing catch up, it's amazing how far behind in everything one can get from being gone just 1 day! Have a great week!


Kindra said...

The D.C. trip sounds fun, except for the food. LOL I would love to go there someday!

Loretta said...

Hi Janet,
I've driven through but never stopped in DC. I hope to someday, as we are only about 5 hrs away. I'll be sure to eat before I go. Thanks for the warning! Hugs, Loretta

Grammy Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

I have been to Dc but not in years! Thanks for the heads up about the food!

Kim said...

Hi Janet,
Love the Smithsonian's! We visited each one when Ed was stationed at the NGB. I'll always cherish all the places we got to visit while there. All the historical sites and national monuments were amazing. My favorite was Arlington cemetery and the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. I don't recall that we ever ate while doing our touristy thing. :)
How disappointing to pay good money and get awful food. Done that a few times! Thanks for sharing! Have a great day.

Prim Blessings,

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

I visited DC last July and just loved it, everything was just breath taking:0 We ate at a resturant in DC and the food was so good so we didn't have the terrible experence with bad food:)
Have a great day!

ctlogcabin said...

Hi Janet ~~
Sounds like a great day out with the family, neat you got to see your relatives. First I want to get to OhiO (shops) lol then I'd like to see DC for the history. Thanks for sharing.
Hugs ~ Connie xox

The Farmers Oldest Daughter said...

I have never been to DC but would like to go someday and see the Smithsonian and other places.

Glad you had a good time other than the food.