Friday, January 21, 2011

Our trip to Washington DC

Sorry it has taken me awhile to post an update on our trip, I had surgery on January 17th.

Our trip started off almost not happening. We were supposed to drive my mother's car. About an hour before my mom was to get off of school, an old woman hit my mother's car and totaled it! I was then running around like a chicken with my head cut off, looking for a car to use. (I really didn't want to use my car because it is older and I wanted to make it to Washington DC, not break down along the way.) I called my mother-in-law to ask her if I could use her car, she has a brand new 2010 car. I told her I would give her my car if I could use her car and she said alright.

We started out at 6pm and arrived to the hotel, the Capital Hilton, a little after 9pm. We couldn't believe how close we were to the White House! If you stepped outside our hotel you could see the White House! We were only two blocks away from the White House.

We went to our room and drop off our luggage then headed downstairs for dinner in the hotel restaurant. After dinner, we went to bed, knowing we had to be up early the next morning.

We woke up early the next morning, got showers, ate breakfast, got dressed and hair done. I double checked to make sure we had everything we needed for the White House tour and we were off.

We walked to the White House and stood in line with about 20-30 other people. We had to shut off our phones, show ID at two different podiums, and we went through about 2-3 metal detectors.

Once we got into the White House, we seen pictures all along the walls of the current President as well as past presidents. We talked to the Secret Service guy who was leading the tour and told him it was Asha's birthday and how she wanted to meet the President. He went away for a minute and came back with a picture of Bo for her!

On our tour we seen;
The Library
The Vermeil Room
The China Room
The East Room
The Green Room
The Blue Room
The Red Room
The State Dining Room

After our tour of the White House, we stayed in Washington DC another day so we could see the sights. We got really used to the Metro (underground train system).

Here are some of the places we went to;
Madame Tussauds
Lincoln Memorial (which has 58 steps, I counted)
Washington Monument
Reflecting Pool
Museum of American History
Museum of Natural History

All in all it was a great trip. Asha didn't get to meet President Obama, she she did get to step inside his house and take numerous pictures with him at Madame Tussauds (wax museum).

We wish we could've stayed longer, but we had to come home. Since the children were so well behaved, we are now planning a trip to New York to see the sights up there.

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