(pardon in advance! lots of photos here!)
We took off, bright and early......and the day started with a bang! Let me tell ya!
Our flight was at 6:15 am. We live about 40 minutes from the airport....and so we had planned to leave the house at approx. 4:30 am. My mom was coming to take us...on her way to work!
I woke up FRANTICALLY, to her text.....that I received at 4:34 AM!!!!!!! Are you kidding!!! We've overslept! NO WAY!!!
Needless to say, I was thankful when she arrived (about 5 minutes later) as she helped me throw everything together in a scattered whirlwind! AH!!!!!!
So, we mad-dashed to the airport, and Thank you Jesus! I am not sure how....but we made it with about 10 minutes to spare before boarding! WHEW!
After arriving in Baltimore, we took the Amtrak over to DC! What a fun experience! We have always talked about taking a family train trip somewhere, anywhere, just to have the experience of the train, so we were super excited for this!
I love the look of this. Walking, talking, taking it all in, good troopers...with the suitcase! This "from behind" look is the view I have a lot, and I like it. I like to just watch them all together. Dorky, I know. I'm ok with it.
Yes, here we are! Union Station. The hub! Exciting!
Dork. I know. I love the Subway. Well, they call it Metro. Regardless. It's so...city-like :)
I just love this one....look at all those stops on here!
We just thought it was too cool, when we got off the Metro at our stop.....and the State Line was right there! LOVE!
And, then, this! HELLO! Can you say Tallest Escalator EVER!!! It went on forever!
We dropped our bags at our Hotel, and then we were off to explore the city. No time to stop and check out the cool hotel beds (cause you know my kids love that!)...we had LOTS to see!!! So, off we went!
We got off at the Smithsonian stop, and out we popped up into the National Mall! Lovely! I just LOVED how the sun was coming thru this Smithsonian Building. So beautiful.
Happy Happy Boys! Here at the Nations Capitol. Very cool. Just very cool to say you've been here!
More to come.................