Sunday, May 29, 2011

Capitol and Arlington

So a few weekends ago we decided to check off a few things on our To Do List so we visited the US Capitol Building and the Arlington National Cemetery.   Both these sights were something we had been meaning to do and finally got around to it.

On a rainy Saturday morning we headed into D.C. to the US Capitol Building to check out the visitors center.  We decided not to go on the tour (this was during spring break so we were in school group over load) but we wondered around the visitors center for a bit.  It was very interesting and I must admit I hope we go back (maybe in September) to go on a tour when it's less crowded.

I must admit I did find it a bit weird that we were being tourists at a Cemetery but was very interesting and educational.  We were a bit late to get a good spot to see the changing of the guard but we did see some of it.  Tavish was not having a very good day as we choose not to bring the stroller (big mistake) and would not go in the Ergo so we did leave early not seeing all the "sights".

 Checking out the map
 Beautiful Spring Day
 Marines Memorial
 View of Washington
 Other Marines Memorial

 Changing of the Guard
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

1 comment:

  1. I think it is so great that you take the kids to so many places and that having a family has not curbed your travel, but has expanded it!! I was just in DC not that long ago with my husband and I definetly would love to bring my children next time! I always like to visit your site! Take care!