Sunday, February 28, 2010

Washington DC

Last weekend Greg surprised me with a trip to DC to celebrate Valentines Day. We loved it!!

We ended up flying into Baltimore because we didn't make the flight to DC. It actually turned out to be really fun because once we got off the plane in Baltimore we hopped on the train to DC. It was a fun little twist to our plans. It was so cold when we got off the plane.... and I loved it!! It was such a great feeling to be cold and cuddle up next to my hubby.

We ended up getting into DC Friday night and took the metro to our hotel which was in the heart of DC, we were thrilled. I definitely recommend hotwire.com. Right away we headed out to see some sights. This was our first....
Can you see Obama in the window?
The next morning we headed out early to try and see as many sights as possible. Here is the Eisenhower Executive Office Building. Its such a cool building, the architecture is so unique. When we first got into DC I was taking tons of pictures of all the column buildings cause they were gorgeous and then Saturday when we walked around more I realized they were everywhere. It was such a gorgeous city.

Here is the Lincoln Memorial...


On our way to the Lincoln Memorial we saw a memorial dedicated to World War II. We definitely need to come back though sometime in the summer because it would be a completely different sight.

Korean War Memorial...

Our next stop was the museums. We were able to go to the American History, Natural History and Air and Space Smithsonians. We were shocked to find out that the smithsonians are free. I definitely recommend a trip to DC because all you really have to pay for is a hotel and food. There was so much stuff to look at you could spend hours in those easily. Some of the coolest stuff we say was the hope diamond, Abraham Lincolns famous top hat, Julia Child's Kitchen, Dorothy's shoes, parts of the world trade center, etc....

We also headed over to the Newsuem (check it out) and it was by far my favorite. They had a section of the museum dedicated to pulitzer prize winning photos. They were amazing it really inspired me to be a photographer. There they also had a piece of the berlin wall, old news footage, etc...
We had a blast it was a quick trip, but that is what we are used to these days. We were able to see a lot in in one day. We walked around DC from about 8:00am to about 10:00pm and the only down side was my feet were killing me. I don't know how the pioneers did it. It was worth it though.
The End
Thanks babe, Love you!

4 comments:

Brian and Stacy said...

This looks like sooooo much fun!!! I'm so jealous that you got to go on a vacation! I'm so glad you two got to go!

Selma said...

Looks like you guys had a great time! Love all the pics!!

Robert A Lindsay said...

How fun, I fly into Baltimore every time I go to DC. Its an easier airport to deal with. So Kayla...your feet were tired from all the walking, the pilgrims came on a boat...maybe you mean the pioneers? We love and miss you. Glad you had fun!

Kayla Conover said...

haha thanks dad