Tuesday, October 06, 2015
Washington DC, day one
We arrived in Washington DC late Saturday night. Our first task Sunday morning was to get these suburban kids some city smarts. We started with a ride on the metro to our hotel in the District.
Then a bus ride to church . . .
where we met up with my sister, Julianne, her husband, Toni, and little guy, Ben! They recently moved to Washington DC from Germany. The timing was perfect, and I am so glad we were able to spend the day together.
Their neighbor heard that Julianne was entertaining four kids for the evening, so he brought over a great horned owl that he had on loan (he's a teacher). Super random, but so cool. Ben was obviously impressed.
The best part was just being with happy cousin Ben.
He gives really aggressive hugs. :)
A quick train ride back to downtown . . .
and to the Willard, where we stayed the night thanks to some hotel points. It was luxurious and fancy and historical and so much fun.
And it just happens to be right around the corner from the White House. Day one in DC was a success.
posted by stephanie at 5:49 AM