Why the Tree of Life?

4.18.2009

Washington DC, Part II

It was a gloomy, overcast day that we chose to see the cherry blossoms, but we did have the benefit of seeing them at their fullest blossoming. Many of the blossoms were blown away the next day, which proved to be incredibly (stroller-topplingly) windy. I had dreams of catching a great photo of the kids snuggling under the blossoms, but the above picture is the closest we could get considering that Dunagan DID NOT want to be photographed, it was crowded with other tourists, and the natural light was hiding.

For backup pictures, I swiped a couple from Lexi whose family went later in the week on a beautiful day. Thanks, Lexi!

We had originally thought we would wait in the long line to go up the Washington Monument, but our friends advised us to go to the Old Post Office instead. Their tower had bigger windows, you can stay as long as you like, and it's free!

It was chilly in the tower, but we had a great view of the District. Little Ayla was done, dooooooooonnnnnnnnnnnnne, with the stroller by that point, and pretty much the rest of the trip. She took up her favored spot on my back in the Ergo and happily napped on my fuzzy hood. I wish we had gotten a shot of Ayla's orangutan hair giving us the direction of the wind up there.

We headed down to the food court in the bowels of the Reagan Center for cookies and gelato before heading back to play on the playscape at Jeff's apartment and to have the best Chinese take-out dinner with all our Miami friends.

More to come...



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  1. Oh, what a great time of year to visit Washington and how brave to do it with young children. We were able to make a trip out one year while my husband was there on business, but my third child was not born yet. It's time to go again and take her to see our nations capitol if I ever feel well enough..LOL! So glad you are having a good trip and love the photos...just beautiful!

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