Monday, January 19, 2009

D.C.

Holy crap, D.C. is so amazing. Luckily we're staying with locals who know the scoop so we don't have to carry a tour guide book, or maps, binoculars or stand reading directions for how to use the Metro.

Sunday night: Walked/saw the Washington, Lincoln, WW II and Vietnam Memorials + the White House (flag was up which means B was in the house, and when got up close the lights were off which means the house had "retired." That was kind of bummer, but still cool to stand at the gates and see it up close. Oh, and Tyler showed us the West Wing which isn't actually part of the White House, it's a completely separate building. The West Wing being one of my favorite shows, I felt a little cheated that I didn't already know that. Federal Reserve, US. Treasury, Pentagon, and.....probably other things I don't remember.

Monday: We walked around doing Tyler and Emily's engagement pics in Georgetown (allegedly the yuppie part of town.) They host $4 million dollar condos and Porsches. We saw a white Bentley. Holy cow. Those things look cleeeeeeannnn. Since Beyonce is in town performing for an Inaugural concert on Sunday, I just presumed it was her and Jay-Z's. They own one, you know. Anyway, we saw the Capitol which is giiinoooormous. US Supreme Court, the building where all the congressional offices are, the Library of Congress....I think that's all. We were going to squeeze in Arlington Cemetary, Holocost Memorial, and Iwo Jima memorial but we were tired and ready to sit still. Carl and I will try to do some of that and the American History Museum on Wednesday before we leave to come back. We'll see.

All in all, this city is tight and we don't know the 1/2 of it. Tomorrow is going to be crrraaaaazzzzzyyyyyyy!!!! We're leaving at 5am to head there. Lots of layers and giggles will be in attendance. EEEEK!

5 comments:

Jess said...

Hi Cara, you probably don't remember me, but my husband Vince and I met you and Carl sometime in 2007 at Kaleo. We've kind of been trolling Carl's blog from time to time because we LOVE his photos. I recently ran across your blog (I'm a new stay-at-home mom who is not used to having this much time--at home--on her hands!!) and thought I'd drop a hello. :)

I lived in DC during the summer of 2007 and I can tell you that my favorite museums were the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History and the Holocaust Museum. Also, if you have the chance to visit some of the memorials after it gets dark at night, they are absolutely gorgeous!

Hope this comment from a almost-stranger doesn't freak you out. I'm harmless, I promise (unless you're scared of banana goop...I'm usually covered in it these days). :)

Katrina 'Wood' Honnoll said...

how COOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOl!!!!!

Day-nick-uh said...

Yay DC! Definitely hit up the holocaust museum if you have time!

Amanda said...

i want to go!!! take us with you next time. :)

Thompson Family said...

I am very jealous you got to go to D.C....it sounds amazing! good seeing you the other night!