Tuesday, August 5, 2008

We're Home!

We are home. We got back late last night and we are HOME!

It was a super-duper busy six days. We walked and walked and walked. We should've taken a pedometer to see just how many steps it was....miles and miles daily, I am sure.

We had 950-ish pictures to take on the memory card we took with us. Thought that would be enough. Nope. When we got close to the end of the card, we tried deleting some to make enough room and finally realized we couldn't delete enough and bought another one. We took 230 pictures on that one! Needless to say, before I post pictures, I will weed through over 1000 of them!

Here is a day by day look at what we did (hope you don't get exhausted just reading it!):

Wednesday: flew to DC, checked in at hotel, took the Metro to downtown (LOVE it!), went on a walking tour of many of the monuments (including the Lincoln memorial, WWII memorial, Vietnam Memorial, Washington Monument, etc.), went back to the hotel for 10 minutes of swimming (pool closes at 10)

Thursday: took the METRO (of course!), toured the capitol building, visited Smithsonian museums: botanic gardens, American Indian, Air and Space (we planned to spend hours there...but they happened to be closing early for a special event), art gallery, and natural history

Friday: More Smithsonian: International gallery, Freer Art Gallery, Smithsonian castle, Air and Space, Natural History (we only did half the day before), rode up the Washington Monument

Saturday: National Geographic Museum, National zoo, ate at a very expensive, but yummy Lebanese restaurant, picked up our rental car--cried as we used our good friend, the Metro, for the last time!

Sunday: visited the Washington DC LDS temple, toured the National Cathedral, walked to the White House, visited the Claude Colonial farm, and went and visited Herndon, VA, where DH lived for seven years

Monday: Library of Congress, Jefferson Memorial, Arlington Cemetery (including the tomb of the unknown soldier), walk along/across the Potomac river, return the rental car, fly home

It is good to be home, but hard to be back to the daily grind of life. It will be especially busy for both DH and I. Since we were gone, he is booked with patients the whole week.....not a spare moment to breathe. I have Enrichment to put on (with lots of help, of course) on Thursday. LD was especially terrible the last half of this trip (what one-year-old LOVES going to museums day after day?), so I hope that he will calm down now that we are home. Keep your fingers crossed for me!


nikko said...

Oh my gosh... Is there anything you DIDN'T see? LOL. I'm sure my kids would have been whining after all those museums. :o)

Hopefully you have a (relatively) relaxing day today to recoup!

KPrice said...

Wow, I am so happy for you guys! What a wonderful vacation, and to get to see all those historical places! Hope you are not to overwhelmed at home, you almost always need a vacation to get over your vacation!

Chel said...

Good for you! So happy for you and the experience!

Li said...

I'm happy that you got to go. Can't wait to see pictures!

zeebee said...

Can't wait to see pictures, wow, you guys saw so much more than we did. I don't think we could have fit all that in, even if we had 2 extra days. I am so jealous you got to see Herndon, I wanted to do that but no time.

marcia@joyismygoal said...

that sounds like such an awesome trip i could do some behind the scenes stuff if you want?

Shuldberg's in Texas said...

WOW!! That does sound exhausting. You never know when you will make it back so you have to do it all. Been there, done that! :)

My Full Hands said...

Another WOW! You didn't miss a thing! Glad you had a great time!

txmommy said...

yeah! Welcome home.
COme swim! We miss you and want to hear about your trip!!

utmommy said...

Sounds like fun! You guys sure got a lot done. Can't wait to see pictures!!

Anne said...

AMAZING that you guys did so much in a short time! Must have been so much fun though :) Cant wait to see pictures