The following post is filled with lots of pictures of Luke and I.
We have no kids, so we only have pictures of ourselves.
Like I said in my previous post, I had been to DC once before and completely fell in love. It is such an amazing city, filled with such awesome history and tradition.
Wow. I just sounded like a nerd. But I truly love it!
We arrived in DC on Friday afternoon. We checked into our hotel and then headed out on a night tour of all the monuments. SO beautiful!
About to get on our bus to hit the monuments:Cute Luke in front of the Capitol:The next day we woke up and went to the beautiful Mount Vernon, George Washington's home. It was so weird for me to think that he really lived here, but its true:Reading the map trying to find our way around Mount Vernon:George's backyard:I would LOVE for this to be my backyard!That afternoon we went to a Garden show at The White House. To be honest we didn't really care about the Garden Show, we just wanted to see The White House up close and personal. However I'm pretty sure this is where the fateful pick-pocketing occurred.
We were this close to the big house!The beautiful Tulips. I think I have decided Tulips are my favorite flower. I was on the fence before, but I think I am for sure now.In the following picture I look very stiff and weird. It is because this is the exact moment I realized that the credit card I was carrying in the front pocket of my purse was gone. The kicker to the story: It was my in-laws credit card.
I have been in the Tree family for less than a year and I already lost the parental units credit card. It was horrible and it cost me many tears. They of course, were really great about it. And were not upset at all. I however was very upset and felt s-t-u-p-i-d. What kind of person loses their in-laws credit card? I wish it had been my own!
At one point I sat on a bench and cried and told Luke I was not going back to the hotel I could never look at his parents again. He of course told me I was being ridiculous and to get up off the bench. By the time we met back up with his parents they had everything taken care of!The next morning we took a subway to Arlington Cemetery where I watched The Changing of the Guards for the very first time. So neat. At Arlington Cemetery:Monday I got to meet a bloggy friend. This was my first time to meet an out of state bloggy friend. I was so excited to meet Joelle and she was so super sweet and beautiful! She works at the Capitol and she set us up with a private tour! She was so great! I definitely made a new 'real life' friend and I know we will keep in touch!And just in case you are wondering what we look like we aren't cheesin' it for the camera:
Notice how my purse is slung low over my shoulder and resting on my back? I am guessing this is how somebody reached so easily into it. I was not prepared for the big city! I'm just glad my iPhone wasn't taken. That. Would. Have. Been. Horrible.
All in all it was a great trip! If you ever have a chance to go to DC, GO! I think everybody should go at least once!