Sunday, April 29, 2012

DC Outing

A couple of weeks ago, the kids and I spent an easy afternoon in Washington DC. Our first stop was the MLK Memorial to see if they have begun changing the quote on one side of the monument. They haven't.

We also walked around the tidal basin. Even though the "Cherry Blossom Festival" ran from March 20 to April 27, and we were there on April 5, the blossoms were long gone. Can you see the Jefferson Memorial through the branches?
You're probably not supposed to climb the trees.
There is an amazing "tulip library" right on the mall. Our timing was perfect for the tulips!

Then we ventured over to the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History to see the new exhibit about the Titanoboa. The kids were fascinated by the videos showing the various scientists processing and organizing the information about this archeological find.
Then Benjamin decided he wanted to go to Founding Farmers for lunch. We'd been there once before and he wanted to order some bacon lollis. He even determined that he could manage the mile-and-a-half walk. Off we went. It was delicious. I didn't take any pictures, but others have documented the miracle of the bacon lollis here.

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