S: Brill Family Trip - Washington DC - August 2011
FC: Brill Family Vacation August, 2011 | Destination: Washington DC
1: Day 1 | Mason in front of the Washington Monument | Just got off the Metro for the 1st time. Mason In the Mall area.
2: Museum of Natural History | 1st Stop...
3: Arrival: 11:30 AM Depart: 7:30 PM 3 floors 1 lunch Lots of breaks!
4: The Dinos were Addie's Favorite!
5: Off to a great start! First exhibit, seeing the Dinos!
7: Gem and Mineral Display
8: Mason kept saying he was going to faint because of all the crystals they had in the museum | Oh, Yeah!
9: Mason's Dream Crystal!
10: So Cool!!!
11: Crystal Swords
12: The mineral exhibit was Mason's favorite! | Gift Shop This Way | Gift Shop
13: One of the best rock and mineral exhibits we've ever seen! | My kids are goofballs! | Gift Shop This Way!
14: Giant Squid
15: 2nd Giant Squid | Addie trying to tie her shoes | CUTE
16: Whale Skeleton
17: Way Cool!
18: Survival Strategy: Rest, Hydrate, Caffeinate | Museum of Natural History | Museum of Natural History was way cool! Awesome that we got to be in the same building seen in the movies. The kids loved it and the Gem and Mineral display was definitely one of the highlights for Mason!
19: Had a great time at the Museum of Natural History! Long day...feet hurt from all the walking!
20: Mason riding the Metro from our hotel to The Mall area...what a pro! | Day 2
21: Air and Space Museum | Air and Space was Adam's favorite!
22: Pull Up! | Mason and Addie taking their turn to fly | Missiles, Space Suits, and Landing on the Moon
23: Viking Lander on Mars
24: We toured the space station and learned how they cooked, showered and went to the bathroom in space | Tomahawk Missile | Hubble Test | Space Shuttle Booster
25: Mom and Addie taking a break
26: We took an evening trolley tour to see all the major Washington Monuments | Day 2: Evening | US Supreme Court
27: US Capital
28: Washington At Night
29: Trolley tour drove by the US Capital, Museum of Natural History and the Washington Monument
30: Jefferson Memorial | MUST SEE!
32: Mason sitting on the steps of the Jefferson Memorial | Iwo Jima Memorial | Our Men in Arms
33: Iwo Jima and Vietnam Memorial was awesome! | Vietnam Memorial
34: Day 3 | The Lincoln Memorial
38: Korean Memorial | Korean War Memorial | God bless to those who gave the ultimate sacrifice... their life
40: Soldiers who fight for our freedom | Solider reflections | Korean War Memorial
42: Taking a walking break and getting out of the hot August sun
44: Entry Gates to Arlington | Arlington National Cemetery
45: Arlington was so impressive. Will never forget!
48: The quotes on these stones were truly inspirational and the foundation of which this great country was built. | I am proud to call myself an American. We are blessed to live in such a great country!
49: Eternal Flame and JFK Gravesite
51: Tomb of the Unknown Soldier | Mason and Addie watching the Changing of the Guard
52: Mason and his crazy hair from the humidity | Silly kids
55: Changing of the Guard
56: Addie enjoying a frozen ice after a hot afternoon at Arlington
58: We took Mason to Luigi's Pizza for his birthday dinner
60: Your family loves you! | Happy 8th Birthday Mason!
61: Mason enjoying his favorite treat, ICE CREAM!
62: Day 4
63: Panda Bears at the National Zoo | Panda Bear;s enjoying their bamboo snack
64: Great day at the zoo!
65: Addie asleep on her big brother | Trolley Ride | Headed to Georgetown to meet Adam for dinner
68: FAMILY | LOVE