Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Washington DC Bound (Hopefully!!!)

I'm so excited I can hardly think straight!!!! There is a 90% chance Bryan and I will be going to Washington DC July 1 - July 7!!!! I hope I haven't jinks us by already mentioning the possibility!!!! ha ha ha I'm so excited at the possibility of being in our nation's capital during Independence Day!!!! I was in DC in 1995!!! And I know a lot has changed! I cannot wait!!! I'm working on finding our flights now. We are flying to Baltimore since my cousin Eric will be at an army base near Baltimore. We plan on seeing him as much as possible but we also want to really see DC and the sights around there. His wife and step-daughter are also going so we should all have a great time and make lots of wonderful memories.

I want to hear from you. Have you been to DC? Do you have suggestions on what to see or what not to see? Any thoughts on means of transportation?


Kim said...

I have never been, but I would love to go! What a great time to be there!!

Caroline said...



oh the summer time is wonderful. they have night concerts on the steps of the capital.......go to everything and mount Vernon is worth the trip!!!! oh girl and the holocaust museum is my favorite. the white house is amazing and we stayed at the Hilton capital......the pool is on the roof and you are in walking distance of everything!!!!!!!!

oh it is great and everything is really free once you get there. just some things require you to get in line early and stuff. the fbi building is closed now i think...if not GO IT IS SOOOOOO COOL!!!!!!!!!

at grand central station...the mexican food place will rock your world. it is real and not tex mex...ok i must stop.....i will just email you


Kristen said...

I went to DC on the 4th when I was 6 and it is still the best holiday I've ever experienced! The 4th of July is my favorite holiday, and I think it's because of the experience I had when I was younger...nothing beats being there on that day!
How exciting!

Lindsey said...

I do hope this possibility becomes a reality:)

I've never been but definitely want to go when the girls are a little older.

Betsy said...

That is so funny--my family is planning to be there on July 4th, too!!

I have been several times. I love the Smithsonian museum because it has all the ball gowns of the president's wives and tons of historical stuff that is more about everyday living in days gone by!

I love the monuments at night. Just beautiful!! And, the Viet Nam memorial was really moving to me I guess because my dad was there!

You are going to LOVE IT!!!

valerie said...

We were there years ago when my kids were little. We actually stayed with relatives who lived in Virginia and they drove us around.
We were there on the 4th too and we saw the most beautiful fire works show I've ever seen.
I'll never forget that night!
My favorite memory of that whole trip was on the 4th. It was early evening on the 4th and it was getting very crowded as people were arriving to watch the fireworks. We walked to the Vietnam Wall and although it was so crowded with people, it was silent there while people looked at the wall. Everyone was so reverant. It made my eyes water and gave me chills.
You will enjoy it very much.

Heather said...

I LOVE D.C.!! In addition to the sights in D.C., you can zip down to Williamsburg and see the colonial sites. And, like Caroline said, Mount Vernon is right there, too. I will pray you get to go. You will have so much fun!!!

And, before I forget, thank you so much for your prayers. I appreciate them so much!!

Welcome to Our Lives... said...

How exciting- I hope it all works out for you!

Kelly said...

I am SOOOOOO excited for yall!!! That will be such an awesome trip. I haven't been in probably 7 or 8 years but I've been a few times and loved it. Everything is great - see as much as your can!!!! YEAY!!!!!

Candy said...

I have never been, but we will take Ethan when he gets older. I hope ya'll get to go. Keep us updated!! It would be a REALLY fun trip.

Faith said...

I LOVE DC!!! There is so much to see and do. I like the First Lady exhibit and of course the Harry Winston diamonds and jewelry exhibit. The air and space museum is pretty cool too! Oh, I hope you guys do get to go...it will be so much fun!