Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Exploring DC

Last weekend we went to Washington DC. Some of our family had come up from Charleston, and we met each other there. It was great to visit with family while exploring a new city.

Day One
We checked into our hotel.
We stayed at Embassy Suites- Washington DC - Convention Center, and I highly recommend it. It was the perfect location. We were able to walk almost everywhere.
The rates were reasonable. Staff was helpful and courteous.
The breakfast buffet was loved by all and FREE.

Then, the kids just HAD to check out the hotel pool.

After some splishing and splashing, we met our family at their hotel for dinner.

Day Two

We went to the National Museum of Natural History.

Our favorite exhibits were The Sant Ocean Hall, The Hall of Mammals,

and the dinosaurs, of course.

The kids had tons of fun in the Discovery Room,
a room for children and families that features hands-on activities using real museum objects.

Here are some of the sites we saw on the walk back to our hotel.

The Capitol Building

A really interesting sculpture park.
What do you think...Pizza Cutter?

Then we had dinner at Ella's Wood Fired Pizza. So yummy and kid friendly, too.

Day Three

Invokes a sense of peace (even with three littles).


teachmama said...

Oooooooooooooooh! You were right in my back yard!! Looks like you enjoyed your trip--there are so many things to do here, and you fit in some really awesome activities!

The Discovery Room is awesome--one of our fave's as well!

Teaching My Little BookWorm said...

what a fun and great vacation!looks like you had alot of fun! we need to get there sometime

melaniet42 said...

We live about 45 minutes from DC and never get tired of visiting!! Glad you had a nice trip!