Thursday, May 27, 2010

Washington D.C.

Monday we took my parents and grandpa up to D.C. to see the WWII Memorial and some other sites. McKenzie is taking a field trip next week with her class to D.C., so she decided to go to school that day instead. We parked pretty close and only had to walk a little bit to our first site:

WWII Memorial


We listened to the volunteer talk about the memorial, and Addison (wearing Trevor's winter hat???).... did not.



Each star represents 100 lives lost. There are 40,000 stars which equals 400,000 lives lost during WWII.

We posed in front of our state.


(Thank you Nick for adding a little 'spunk' to our photo below)

While walking to the next memorial, some squirrels came up to us as we munched on crackers. So we shared, and they ate right our of Nick's hand.

Korean War Memorial


We stopped for a quick bite to eat...


Then went on to the Lincoln Memorial
Dad, Grandpa, Trevor & Addison * Me, Mom & Abe

We got to watch HMX do a fly by while we were at the Lincoln Memorial! It was pretty neat!



Nick and the kiddos

Grandpa & my parents


Addison & Me


Addison enjoying a cookie


Vietnam Memorial
We could see the Jefferson Memorial from our car, but didn't want to get stuck in afternoon traffic, so we headed on home after a satisfying morning of site seeing.


On the way home, we had a few sleepers...
One, I think was faking. One was obviously not because she was snoring.



And the third one played peek-a-boo with Grandma
ALL THE WAY HOME!

2 comments:

Melissa Wilson said...

Great pic's of Grandpa Short with the family! I hope he had a great time! :)

Ladners'Latest said...

Did you cut your hair? It looks fabulous!