How to do D.C. in 84 hours and ...
I promise to get my "What would you do if you had one day in D.C." for those who have asked for it - so this was my research weekend.
The everything pink tour bus has now parked. This weekend we have seen and experienced the following: (now you can see why I have not posted)
National Zoo - the hippos were the best!
Iwo Jima Memorial
Korean War Memorial
World War I Memorial (this was a first for me)
Capitol tour (super special tour where we stood on the balcony, I almost threw off Caroline so it was a little intense for me)
Lunch at the Museum of the Native American
Changing of the guard and Eternal Flame at the Arlington Cemetery
Old Towne Alexandria
Future Site of the Martin Luther King Memorial
Kentlands Community Garage Sale (oh prepare to be very jealous)
PT Cruiser, punch buggy, Cooper, Subaru Outback
D.C. 3 Ward building - early abort - crying from AK
encounter with D.C. Metro Police Officer (Military ID again comes in handy)
Walter Reed Medical Center
Wrong turn which took us to the Pentagon
Ben's Chili Bowl
Buggies Pizza in Virginia
Marble Slab Creamery
George Mason Memorial
Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial
Many, many public bathrooms thanks to Caroline's weak bladder
The National Mall
found the spot for my 2009 Christmas Card photo
Found the freaky shark man on the Tidal Basin bridge (huge ribbon contest coming)
two visits to the playground
Took the turtle to his new home in the lake
Annie Kate's truancy ("not she is not sick, she has an appointment downtown with the leader of the free world")
driving the gator in the back of the truck (luckily the Metro police did not catch us)
Fresca, Trader Joe's dried pineapple, make your own breakfast because your friend is too tired to get out of bed
Appreciation for this great country - Pink and Priceless!