we had originally planned to go to the beach, but finding a place to stay was getting too complicated so we headed up to D.C. instead. though it wasn't as relaxing as the beach would have been, we had a great time. First thing we did was hit the trains, the metro that is and Lance thought it was so exciting. For even more trains we headed to the American History Museum where the boys pretended to be the president giving an inauguration address:
we saw the large trains in the transportation exhibit, Lance was a little afraid of the people statues everywhere. unfortunately you can't really see the train in the background since the lighting was so dark. Lance was quite taken aback by this new concept of trains indoors:
After the museum we walked down the mall towards the capital. Next weekend is some solar house competition and teams were getting their houses built, some were quite amazing and others were just plain ugly. This one was probably the size of my house:
I love the idea of this one, plants being the exterior:
This one was definitely my favorite, it reminded me of a house you would find at the beach or a lake:
I was amazed that these teams of people were building real houses on the mall, it gave real perspective to how large an area the mall really is.
We walked down to the reflecting pool by the Capital, it was quite pretty and relaxed before trekking back to the metro to go home.
Here is our standard two of us shot when Jeff holds the camera, he tried to get the Capital behind us, but our heads, well actually his head blocked it all.
Sunday we went to the zoo and had a great time, the best was probably watching the orangutan stop and poop while crossing over the walkway and missed a tourist walking underneath by inches, the guy was completely oblivious despite at least 20 people yelling at him to watch out.
The elephants were fascinating as well, Lance was quite cute the way he would mimic Jeff's stance and posture:
After the zoo we hit Tyson Corner and Crate and Barrel. It was a whirlwind trip, but lots of fun. There is so much to do in D.C. and I can't wait to go back soon.