Tuesday, February 5, 2019

DC Trip: Day Two

If you missed day one of our DC trip, you can find that here.

Saturday morning we woke up early and headed out to Arlington National Cemetery.

I don't think there are words that do this place justice. No words to explain how I felt seeing all those tombstones, all those brave men and women. 

It was a beautiful day. Chilly but bright blue skies.

We found a Fussell.

The Kennedy's.

We headed to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

We got to watch the changing of the guard. If you're there I highly recommend it. So special.

We ended up being there during a special wreath giving ceremony.

After that we headed to Ford's Theatre. 

Lincoln LOVED how so many things in DC said Lincoln. :)

So surreal to sit across from where Lincoln was assassinated. 

I'm obsessed with this picture.

We headed to the Museum of National History next.

Leading up to the trip Lincoln kept talking about how he wanted to find George Washington's uniform so we did! He was so excited!

Next up was The Holocaust Museum. 

There are no words to explain the experience of being inside that museum.

This was the only picture I got.

I wasn't moved to take pictures but to be quiet and still and just look.

Inside the museum is a room where you can sit.

We were given these booklets that had the name of a victim and information about them. Lincoln was soaking it all up. He still has ours in his room.

We stopped for a drink and a snack. Linc entertained us with his many faces.

When we walked outside Lincoln was trying to put on his gloves and was having the hardest time. He got so tickled and couldn't stop laughing which just made it harder.

We weren't a fan of the picture we got with the Lincoln Memorial the first time so we power walked miles and miles to get there before the sun set. 

Can I just say what a little rockstar traveler he is?? He is so laid back - always willing to go with the flow. Never complains. He's just so fun to travel with.

We did it! 

See our flushed faces? Miles of walking really fast but we made it and we were so glad to get this picture!

After that we headed off to get dinner at Good Stuff Eatery in Capitol Hill. A friend of mine recommended it and it did not disappoint! She recommended dipping the fries in the mango sauce and IT. IS. DELICIOUS. Do it. You won't regret it.

Still reading the booklet..

After dinner Michael and Lincoln made all my bookstore dreams come true and let me go visit a bookstore!

Capitol Hill Books was just perfect. Small, quaint, cozy. Plus they had a dog inside! All my favorites.

Ater the bookstore we headed to find some more monuments!

We ended the night at the Jefferson memorial and it was fantastic. 

DC was so perfect.