S: Washington D.C. March 2011
BC: Wedding planning begins!!
FC: Washington D.C. March 2011
1: Our adventure begins!! We are excited!!
2: The first ride on the metro. We are headed to Levi's apartment before heading into D.C. | Day 1
3: Our first outing in D.C. We walked past the National Archives and some of the Smithsonians.
4: Walking in the Mall we stopped at the Museum of National History | This was in the movie "Night at the Museum" starring Ben Stiller.
5: Walking around the museum we saw a number of amazing artifacts. Our favorite was the ocean floor. We also saw the REAL Hope Diamond.
6: The Washington Monument This was our favorite monument.
8: At the base of the Washington Monument
10: WWII Memorial
11: Walking up to the Lincoln Monument | The Reflection Pool was under construction. This is what we saw instead when looking back at the Washington Monument.
13: Lincoln Memorial
14: We stood in the exact spot where Martin Luther King Jr. gave his "I Have A Dream" speech.
15: Taking a break on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.
16: Korean War Memorial
18: Vietnam War Memorial
19: The White House There was movement... if you look close there are snippers on the roof.
20: Arlington Cemetary | Day 2
22: We saw... | ...thousands of soldier headstones. | ...tomb of the Unknown Soldier. | ...tombs of the Kennedy's. | ...tombs of hundreds of unidentified WW soldiers.
23: We walked through the home of....
24: Air and Space Museum
25: The Wright Brother's Plane
26: Starting our walk around the Tidal Basin toward the Jefferson Memorial, Roosevelt Memorial, and the construction site of the MLK Memorial.
27: Thomas Jefferson Memorial
29: Nick had been acting weird all day. He had been carrying the ring in his backpack. When I wanted something from the backpack, he would freak out and get it himself. At the end of the day we took a walk around the Tidal Basin in the middle of D.C. I had to go to the bathroom and went at the Roosevelt memorial. While I was in the bathroom, Nick asked a guy passing by to take a picture of the proposal. Nick and this guy had a secret plan and code. When I came out of the bathroom, Nick signaled the random guy and asked if he could take our picture. Nick lead us down to the path by the lake. I turned around to look at what was going to be in the background. When I turned back around, Nick was down on one knee. The guy started taking pictures. I started to cry and called Nick a butt. I said YES!! Because of Nick and this random guy we have pictures of this moment forever! | The Proposal
30: Levi bought wine for us and cooked us an AMAZING engagement dinner.
31: Nick and I walked around the Mall again before heading to the Holocaust Museum. We bought brats and walked past the National Treasury. | Day 3
32: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
33: The Old Post Office. We went into the Clock tower to overlook the city.
34: Ford's Theatre where President Lincoln was shot by Booth.
35: At the Lincoln Museum under Ford's Theatre. The museum had the original gun Booth used to shoot Lincoln.
37: After a long day, we ended with walking through the Mall to the Nation's Capital Building.
38: Day 4 St. Patrick's Day
39: Library of Congress
41: Outside the Library of Congress for lunch. The crowd was stopped on the sidewalk because the President was having tea with the Irish Ambassador at the State Capital.
42: Using Nick's bar finder on his phone we walked to a local pub for some Irish beer to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.
43: A Bucket of Guinness.... Yes Please! Cheers!!! | We met Levi for dinner and a night walk on the Mall.
45: Day 5 Mount Vernon Washington's home in Virginia
46: We meet up with Levi's girlfriend Michelle and went out to eat and hung out on the roof tops of a Baltimore apartment with a friend of Levi's. Day 7 we went to the Chesapeake Bay Aquarium and to the home of the family Levi and Michelle worked with for a summer. | Day 6 and 7 - Baltimore
47: Our parents came to Maple Grove to celebrate the engagement! We are getting MARRIED!!