During our weekend up in Northern Virginia, we quickly had vacation 'mini-crisis' number one, when we discovered my camera battery was low and I realized I had forgotten to pack the charger. Thanks to a place called Batteries Plus, that crisis was quickly averted.
Since we were planning on doing some camping on our trip, we had one of those car top carriers on the minivan. I forgot it was up there and when we rolled in to the metro (subway) station, I drove right on in to the parking garage only to hear sccccrrriiiiitch KLUNK! Uh oh. I stopped immediately and Paul and I hopped out to look. We pulled the minivan into the first available spot and decided we'd deal with it after we got back from DC.
I love the architecture in DC. So many gorgeous historical buildings. I could walk around all day. Although preferably on a day slightly cooler than when we were there!
The boys brought there 'where in the world' gnomes that they colored for the library summer reading program to take a picture.
Even though it was hot, the blue skies and puffy clouds made for some beautiful pictures.
The Washington Monument was under construction. Seems it was always under construction when I was growing up too, but when I was pregnant with Pierce, Paul and I got to go up in it. It was really interesting - I loved all the sculptures on the walls inside for the elevator ride back down.
DC is also full of incredible sculptures. There is never enough time on the day trip there - we didn't even make it to any memorials. But I so enjoyed the things we were able to see on this day!
When we got back to our car, after debating the best options, we ending up emptying the carrier, dragging it out of the parking garage, and then backing the car out of the garage to put it back on. Not the best thing we've ever done, but we honestly couldn't think of any other way out!
Come on readers, tell me one of your interesting vacation stories! I know you've got some.