Monday, May 25, 2009

So much to see...

The past week and a half I have stayed very busy sight seeing and hanging out with the girls! It has been so much fun, and I am loving D.C! Last week the wifey's all went to D.C to the zoo! I love going to the zoo, but somehow I never wear comfortable shoes to go out and about...stupid, I know! But at the time, I figure I would rather be uncomfortable than have to find another outfit to wear...But aside from my sore and aching feet, it was a blast! We saw so many fun animals!

The Giant Panda we waited in line to see...and it was sleeping! ha

This Gorilla just had a baby a few days before we came, and yes, was lactating! ha

Our next wonderful adventure was to the Ford theater where President Lincoln was assassinated. It was the bicentennial of Lincolns death so that week they were having lots of plays in remembrance of him. There was a play that we got tickets to called "Lincoln in Love." It was so so good! The actors just spoke in microphones, and you still got the same affect as you would if they had all the props and costumes! We loved it!

This is the house that is across from Ford's Theater where Lincoln went to died after he was shot.

On Saturday, Tiffany invited me to go with her, her mom (Tammy), and her sister (Taylor) to D.C to some Smithsonian's, Chinatown, and a little shopping of course! We went to two Smithsonians; The Museum of Natural History, and The Museum of American History. I especially loved the American History Museum because history has always fascinated me. Next we decided we were dying of starvation, so we took the metro to Metro Center and had lunch at the Hard Rock Cafe. There, we indulged in the best "smoothie thing" EVER,(I have no idea what it was called) and a wonderful salad! After lunch, we walked to Chinatown for a little shopping, and then headed to the Pentagon City mall! Of course, I was being the smart person that I am, and wore my wedges to go spend the day walking...not a good idea...again! Thanks girls for such a fun day!

The view in every direction from where I was standing...
The Washington Monument

The Museum of Natural History

The Capitol

And... the Smithsonian Castle with Taylor and Tammy!

The day before a bunch of us went to the movie Night at the Museum (the new one) and I learned so much from that movie. I remembered this dinosaur, and so many other characters from the movie.

The shoes Dorothy wore in The Wizard of Oz! I love that movie!

Mmmm Mmmm Good!

And last, but not least...A Memorial Day full of excitement! Allayna, Courtney, and I were so excited the day finally arrived that we could lay by the pool, and take in the rays! Up until today the pool has been closed. It doesn't get warm as quickly as it did in Missouri and Texas. After about an hour the rain clouds were rolling in, and we were forced to leave the pool early :( Allayna and I were craving Chipotle earlier in the day so we went there for lunch. On the way there it started to rain drastically! We were soaked just going from the car to building! On our way home, we were amazed to see how bad the storm really was. There were cars that could barely drive down the road, cars that were stuck, and cars that were turning around because they wouldn't make it through all of the water. Luckily, Allayna and I were in her jeep which has a lift-kit on we stayed pretty clear from the flooding! What an exciting Memorial Day it ended up to be!

This poor man's car broke down from all the water. He got out and was walking up the street with his two dogs in his arms!:( sad...


Marg said...

Looks like you are having too much fun - I think Merri Lynn and I need to plan on going back there some time!! - we will be off this weekend to Hawaii!!!

Zach and Tiff nelson said...

Yay!! We've had too much fun so far :) (it's only been 3 weeks!). Can't wait for what's ahead!! Definitely need to head to that pentagon city mall again haha

Camille said...

Fun excursions!!! Except for the CRAZY flooding....I can't wait to come and see ya'all :D Love ya

Januari said...

That's a ton of water! I can't believe it. But it looks like you're having lots of fun.