Thursday, June 26, 2008

Washington DC, Day One

We are finally home! After spending a week in Utah (Adam in Minneapolis), coming home for just long enough to do the laundry (two days) and then an awesome eight days in Washington DC, we are back in Colorado safe and sound.
Our trip to the East was AWESOME!! We are so grateful to our friends, Jeff and Cady Jardine, for letting us stay with them. We seriously had a blast. There is just no possible way that I can blog anywhere near the 200+ photos that we took, so I am going to have to be very selective. Even still, it may take me a few days to blog the winners!
We began our trip to DC by touring a couple of the Smithsonian Museums. WOW! What an extraordinary system of museums that is! There are 19 Smithsonian museums, so we could have spent our entire vacation there and not seen everything. We began in the Museum of Natural History, and then saw the National Art Gallery. Here are some of our best photos:

Museum of Natural History Rotunda

The Hope Diamond (45.52 carats--yikes!)

Ty with a cool crystal

Ty liked seeing the dinosaur bones

This is an original Monet (I can't remember its name, though!) There was a whole room
full of Monet's paintings in the art gallery. It was amazing!


Mari said...

Oh how fun! I haven't been to D.C. in forever but I won't forget all the cool stuff in those museums. That is so fun that you were able to go there. Can't wait to see more!

Mary Ann (Crockett) Ahlstrom said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE Washington DC! What a fun vacation! Jealous.........