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!