Monday, October 24, 2011

(296) Virginia - day 4 * Washington DC *

As many times as I've been to DC, I still hadn't been able to see everything I've wanted to see. Twice in the past we've tried to make it into the National Bureau of Printing and Engraving, but both times they were handing out tickets and our timing was never right. Since this is the off season in DC, there were no tickets to deal with. We walked right up and was inside within a minute. Let me tell you, this place, one of the two places where American paper currency is printed, was REALLY cool! We saw hundreds of millions of dollars laying around. If only...

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A few more places that I'd been but Dyana hadn't... but, again, cool enough for a second visit.

Ford's Theater and the Peterson House
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It's been a number of years since I had visited Ford's Theater, and they've redone most of it. Still pretty cool to see where President Lincoln was killed and learn more about the events of that night. I hadn't gotten the chance last time to visit the Peterson House across the street, where they had taken Lincoln after he was shot. They've done an amaxing job of keeping all of the original items from that historic event, down to the original flag draped over the theater box with picture of George Washington to the pistol used to the pillow upon which Lincoln rested his head. Kind of morbid, but kind of cool.

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Next, on to the White House...

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Trying to re-create Peter's planking picture in front of the White House.
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... and then to the National Air and Space Museum, home to another penny machine.

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I don't think we'd make good stewardesses.

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After we were done in DC we did a little shopping with my sister. It's family picture time, and she needed an outfit for little Charlotte. We found some super-cute stuff at Target, and ended up with quite a few outfits. Of course, we had to try them out right away. Don't all girls need to try on their new stuff as soon as they get home? But, um, how many grown women does it take to change a baby?

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Dyana's take on the day HERE.

1 comment:

  1. Aside from you losing your new sweater, it was a fabulous day! So grateful I got to share in all the fun with you. Fun, fun, fun trip!!

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