My favorite week of the year is over...
Our week "unplugged" in the woods of Northern Wisconsin.
But as an accountant, I like to take things in order and realize I never shared our family trip from July.
I hate to admit it, but our sons and I have never been to Washington D.C.
My husband was there on a quick trip once, just long enough to know that he wanted to go back and see more.
We knew that we had to rectify this and we really wanted to visit as a family.
We stayed in Georgetown. Filled with lovely restaurants and...
Just down the street was the home that John F. Kennedy lived in while running for President.
The home that Jackie Kennedy and her children moved into immediately after his assassination.
And the home that she and her children lived in until the tourist traffic became too much for them.
We spent one day visiting all the monuments
How powerful and moving they are!
especially the Vietnam Memorial
and those heartfelt treasures left there.
We saw the White House from afar
And the Washington Monument
The Supreme Court Building was beautiful and powerful.
We saw the Capital Building both inside and out.
And the Library of Congress as well.
I think that was my favorite building. I've always loved libraries!
The monuments at night were stunning as well.
And very emotional.
Day 2 was spent visiting as many museums as we could.
Visiting and viewing the important documents -
Declaration of Independence, Bill of Rights, and the Constitution at the National Archives.
The Star Spangled Banner that inspired Francis Scott Keyes.
And not so important items that were fun, nonetheless :
Edith and Archie Bunker's chairs :)
We spent time at the Botanic Gardens
And the wonders they held, both large
Day 3 was spent at Arlington National Cemetery.
The changing of the guard in 95 degree heat and 100% humidity.
How do they do it?!
The never-ending graves were profound and moving.
Such an incredible sacrifice!
Our final stop was Mount Vernon.
I kept thinking - Now I need to stitch Plum Street Sampler's George and Martha! :)
It was such a blessing to experience and share this quick trip with our family.
We were all moved and have a new appreciation for our incredible country.
It may have its faults, but we are blessed to live in the U.S. of A.
I did finish a bit of stitching on our trip, but this post is long enough.
I will share it another day :)
But, “Let the one who boasts boast in the Lord.” For it is not the one who commends himself who is approved, but the one whom the Lord commends.
~2 Corinthians 10:17-18