We did it. We really did it. We took a much needed break and had two wonderful weeks touring Washington D.C., Williamsburg, and New York City with the kids and visiting east-coast family—Isaac's sisters, Evie and Laura both live near D.C. with their families and his brother Ross lives near N.Y.C. It was a trip like none other we've had to date. I came home home this week refreshed and inspired.
In D.C. alone, we saw: The Natural History Museum, The Library of Congress (incredible!), The National Portrait Gallery (I'm finally ready to try my hand at portraiture), The Lincoln Memorial, several war memorials (speechless), The American History Museum, The Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Air and Space Museum (my baby's heaven), and a had a private tour of The U.S. Capitol Building (my office manager, Karen's son works for our AZ congressman). I posted highlights from the trip on Instagram as we went along. There is so much more that wasn't posted.
This collage shows some highlights from the DC portion of our trip. My iPhone alone has 1000+ photos from the trip, so choosing was tough. Some of you have asked for our itinerary to help plan future vacations to the area. I'll type that up and post it for you this week.
Can I just say that D.C. was so much more magnificent and visually powerful than I expected. I was proud to see such beautiful architecture and art on display. I was especially taken by The Library of Congress and The National Portrait Gallery. I wasn't so sure about the massiveness of some of the government institutions. That was shocking. But, all in all, wow.