We got up, ate, and headed up to the Metro station. I wasn't sure what to expect while traveling with 4 young children on public transportation. We made it on just in time and started heading towards the city.
It was pretty fun and exciting--for the first 5 minutes. Let's just say that I am not a fan of the metro. But I'm even less of a fan of downtown driving and no parking!
We were pretty hungry at this point so we started to walk to find some food. We settled on a street vendor for hot dogs because that was the only thing close. 4 hot dogs and 4 drinks cost $38!!! Crazy! I was very thankful that I had packed lunches for the boys.
On the plus side, the downtown stations looked pretty cool.
Then we walked all the way back to The Mint.
We were not allowed to take pictures during the tour though.
Sorry dear. This was the only picture I snapped of you and the one million dollars.
The boys loved to watch the pigeons during lunch.
And do "pigeon dances"
The architecture in DC is amazing. All the buildings are so beautiful. I love the big columns!
Next we walked to the Roosevelt Memorial
Liam loved posing with all the statues and waterfalls
After a lot more walking, we finally made it to the Lincoln Memorial!!
This is the one I was excited to see.
My dad snapped a picture with my phone while they were talking to us
The Reflecting Pool is right outside the Lincoln Memorial.
I was so excited to finally be done!! The problem? Now we had to walk all the way back to the Metro. Another looong walk! My feet and legs were so sore at this point.
As we were walking past the White House, we saw 3 helicopters flying over us. We had seen them fly out when we were at the Roosevelt Memorial and Eileen had mentioned that the President always flew out in a helicopter in groups of 3. It was confirmed that it was the President as we walked past the White House and saw the first helicopter land as the other two flew away. We also saw secret service on one of the buildings nearby. It was pretty cool!
We finally made it back to the Metro and went back to my dad's. I was ready for bed at 8 (which is 7 our time!) It's ridiculous how tired I felt. I wasn't too sure I was excited to get back out and walk the next day. We saw a lot of this historic city and had a lot of fun doing it!
It's been a fun week with our family. I'm so thankful for the chance to go on this trip!