Brian got off early Friday so we could beat the traffic out of the city on a holiday weekend. Unfortunately he didn't get off early enough (2pm??) we sat in traffic in SoHo for about an hour before we were able to get through the Holland Tunnel. The kids napped, but then they were awake the rest of the drive. A drive that should have taken 4 hours actually took 7. It was a tad grueling, to say the least, but the kids were amazing.
We look forward to going back and doing D.C. better. Here's what I will do differently next time: go in the spring or fall (not summer!), map out a few favorite sites/museums each day (double check operating hours), and carry more food with us.
|the white house|
|Oliver's silly song/dance in front of the Washington Monument|
Wide-eyed Isabella asked, "Was he really that big?!"
And for a healthy dose of reality, this is how Oliver saw the sites.
|National Gallery of Art|
|National Building Museum|