Sunday, August 24, 2008

Washington ABC

Day 2
August 12

According to Wendy, we went to Washington ABC today. Here is how you travel the city with six kids ages 7 and under.

Go to Arlington Cemetery and take family picture by grandfather and grandmother's tombstone. Use adjacent tombstone to prop camera for self timer. It's David's maternal grandparents.

Put 4 year old in charge of pushing 3 year old in small stroller.

Carefully hold double stroller while riding escalator to Metro.

Take picture of daughter on Metro while holding stroller and making sure no kids jump out at stops.

Visit Natural History Museum (it's free.) Take picture of fake giraffe eating tree.

Have a random person take picture of family sitting against Washington Monument.

Point out White House to kids. Binoculars are recommended. I wish I had mine.

Point out Capitol to kids. No need to walk to these attractions because young kids are slightly less than thrilled to see them.

Take picture of daughter against Washington Monument.

Pack five kids into one double stroller and one sleeping kid into small stroller and prepare for trek back to Metro station. Can you find all six kids?

Scoff at IRS building.

This can all be done in a matter of several hours. I recommend not wearing new leather thong sandals. Your toes will be very sore by end of the day.

Then we drove several hours and stopped in a town in southern NY for the night.

Jason was excited to watch TV at 2:15 AM.

1 comment:

  1. Alas, your pictures aren't working for this post, just in case you didn't know. Glad you had a good trip and made it back all safe and sound!