Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Washington DC

     Ben and I were planning on retaking this photo from last time we were in DC.



     Unfortunately, the capital building was under construction, it was raining, and everything looked nasty so we didn't.
     I had the opportunity to visit several of the Smithsonian museums. My favorite by far was the Museum of Air and Space. There was so much on the history of flight. Seeing the Wright brothers' flyer and knowing that that was where flying began really was amazing.
     My second favorite was the Museum of American History. If you know me well, you could probably guess I spent most of my time in the exhibit about the wars. American conflicts have always interested me.




We visited the Arlington National Cemetery. My parents have a friend buried there and we found him after we visited the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. All I have to say about that is wow. The respect and military precision in the changing of the guards ceremony is absolutely impeccable.






Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Philadelphia

There's so much history in Philadelphia! We visited the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall


It says 'bobcat'
Ben: "Meow."




Monday, August 10, 2015

Boston

This summer we went on a road trip around some of the well known locations in the history of our country, the first being Boston, MA.

Me: "Let me take a picture of you!"
Ben: "Does it look like I care?"





The guy's actually got a British accent!


USS Constitution


Street performer



The shuttle driver from our hotel was very nice and wanted to give us a few helpful tips. He was talking about a beach not far from where we were.
Shuttle driver: "If you go right down here there's ah beach and it's only gaht maybe ten cahs."
Daddy: (leans over) "Did he say there were cows on the beach?"
 Ha! Highlight of the day!