We’ve spent the last few days hanging out with family, wandering through museums, and taking pictures of monuments in Washington, DC and northern Virginia. It was defintely a whirlwind trip–we were only there for three nights, yet we visited two museums (Natural History and Air & Space), the National Archives, Arlington Cemetery, and more memorials and monuments than I can count. We also hung out at a really cute park in Fairfax, Virginia where we had a picnic lunch, played frisbee, and rode a carosel. Add to that a crazy night at an Irish pub in Alexandria, Virginia and an afternoon in Baltimore before we flew out of town, and you’ve got one busy vacation!
As you can imagine, I’m still sifting through photos and trying to decide which activities were my favorite. E. says she liked the Natural History Museum the best, mostly due to the fact that there’s a large elephant (her favorite animal) in the museum’s rotunda.
I found Arlington Cemetery really fascinating, especially the older sections. I could have spent an entire day there, but there just wasn’t time on this trip.
And of course, since this was a family reunion, E. got to see her beloved cousins, grandparents, and aunt and uncle. Plus, she was able to make a few new friends along the way.
In the coming days, I’ll be writing more about our trip. But I want to hear from you…what are your favorite things to do in Washington, DC?