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Washington DC Trip – Part 1 of 3

Just returned from our fun 4th of July in DC.  We had a lovely time visiting with so many friends and family.  It was fun to see the sights and monuments but the highlights were visiting with so many people we love!

We arrived on Wednesday, June 28th.  My dad, coincidentally, traveled up on our same plane.  We knew we going up around the same time but didn’t realize it was the same flight.  It was fun to have his help and company.

Bret, Derek, Tyler, Katelyn, and Kimmy all met us at the airport and we went out to dinner at Matchbox.

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After dinner Bret offered to take Sadie and Jax back to his home while the rest of us quickly checked out Kimmy’s nearby apartment, which was surprisingly nice and fancy.  We brided McKay with ice cream to stay with us since there wasn’t room in Uncle Bret’s car for him.  He was happy to oblige and I was happy to get ice cream.  I’ve slowly started reintroducing dairy and Andi hasn’t shown any fussiness.  This was my first time having real ice cream in 5 months.

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On Thursday, June 29th, the kids played around the house for a while and then we went paddle boating in DC at the Tidal Basin.  It was hot but lots of fun!

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Bret and Shannon and family headed home afterwards and we walked the loop to the Jefferson, Roosevelt, and MLK memorials.  I loved it all!  The kids enjoyed the first half but got hot and tired about half way around.  I wish we could have gone slower and enjoyed all the history and quotes but we rushed through the second half for their sakes.  Andi was a champ and after nursing at the Jefferson she slept the rest of the time!

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We stopped at Sister Thai Cafe for dinner and it was a big hit!  The one food we all love and agree on is Thai.  It’s McKay’s absolute favorite and he really ate loads on this night.

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We ended the day with a dip in Bret and Shannon’s community’s pool.  Very refreshing for the kids after a long, hot day!

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Friday, June 30th, we visited the Natural History Museum with my dad, Bret, Shannon, and family in the morning.  The kids enjoyed it, I think?  They asked a few times if we could go back to “Derek and Tyler’s House” and play.  That was probably the highlight of the trip for them – time playing with cousins.   DSC_2789 DSC_2802 DSC_2816 DSC_2821 DSC_2824 DSC_2829 DSC_2832

After the Museum we visited Kimmy at her Nike Georogetown store and then got Georgetown Cupcakes.  That was a very long wait but they were quite tasty!

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I love Georgetown!  One of my favorite spots.  I find it all inspiring and everywhere I look I feel the need to take a picture – doors, beautiful homes, vines, foliage, architecture, brick roads, inviting paths, and so much history.  I love it!  Unfortunately I didn’t have my big camera (perhaps a blessing because I would have been so distracted) until we got back to the car so I only got a few quick pictures of my only willing participant, Sadie.  Good ‘ole Sadie!  So sweet to indulge me.  I didn’t have the right lenses and I was rushed so I didn’t get anything memorable but I’ll go back one day.

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