we spent the last weekend of april exploring our nation's capital, and it was so much fun. i had requested three days off of work with the intention of taking a ladies weekend trip with two friends before one of them has a new baby. but when those plans fell through, danny thought it would be fun to take a little family trip instead. we had been talking about visiting washington, dc again, so the timing was perfect for a little last minute getaway. the last time we were in dc was in 2005 when alanna was just eight years old, and long before malcolm was around, so most of it seemed new to us.
here are the photos danny took with his phone and the instagram app. i will try to get my photos uploaded soon as well.
sleepy boy on the drive up
malcolm loved this gas station pirate :)
getting ready to board the metro
at the smithsonian air & space museum
three+ hours in that huge museum tuckered malcolm right out
in the natural history museum
on our way back to the motel
we stayed in arlington, VA, which was just down the street from the iwo jima memorial. this monument is giant! way bigger than i had ever pictured it.
we hit the national mall for a few hours before grabbing food, hitting a few record stores, and then heading home.
and of course, no trip to dc would be complete without visiting the exorcist staircase. we stopped by before leaving town.
it was a great trip indeed :)