21 September 2009

What a day!

It was a great day today. As you can see from the color of the sky, it was just gorgeous outside. Low 70's, no humidity, with a delightful breeze.

The Metro ride in was easy as could be. I should be going downtown on a regular basis. We spent hours at the Holocaust Museum. One more hour would have made it complete, but we just couldn't do it. Not this time. There's just too much to absorb. If you ever have the opportunity to come to DC, you need to spend at least half a day at this museum. It was so good to come out into the bright sunlight after the hours of dark and cold and death.

We ate hotdogs on the Mall and watched all the birds watching us, waiting for the crumbs we didn't feed them. Then we went to our next stop.

We went to the Museum of American History and saw the First Ladies' gowns, The Star Spangled Banner, Abe Lincoln's hat, etc. The highlight was the Julia Child exhibit. We spent a long time there. It's a fantastic exhibit and perfectly timely with the release of 'Julie and Julia'.

Julia Child's kitchen

We had an easy trip home, and said our good-bye's. I'm so glad I had the opportunity to spend this much time with my niece. I'll miss you Sarah!


Andrew said...

This was one of your best posts in awhile. I felt I was there with you. The photography was just awesome as well!

Moohaa said...

What an awesome day! I love that pic of your niece jumping in the air! What a carefree moment. I have taken note of your suggestion of the museum and added it to the "must see" list for our trip.

Glad you had such fun! Your niece is just adorable!

Jamie said...

I love this post and the photo of Sarah jumping...girl, you are an inspiration. Hugs. Happy Tuesday! :)

happyone said...

What a great day. I love the Museum of American History, it's my favorite!
Sarah jumping for joy was great. It looked like an add for carefree happiness!

KathyA said...

Neat Day!!!

captain corky said...

Sounds like a fun day. Did you get a chance to see the Fonzie's jacket and Archie Bunker's chair? Good stuff.

beachgirl said...

I was in DC in April with my daughter. The museum is awesome. We spent a lot of time there.

The weather looked incredible.

Have an awesome day.

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