Friday, October 29, 2010

Washington DC

At the beginning of October Justin and I took a trip to Washington, D.C. to visit our friends, the Grants. Justin and I flew out of Jackson early on a Friday morning. After waiting for an hour an a half for our delayed flight we boarded the plane and took off.

After landing in D.C., Kelly picked up us from the Metro and we went back to her house for lunch and a quick rest. Kelly has the cutest baby girl Addison. This is the same sweet baby who we had the Sip 'n' See for in July. She took a nap and ate, then out the door we went. Kelly's husband works in D.C. with computers. Since Justin is a computer guy too, we went a visited him at work. While in D.C. we just walked around the capital and had dinner at Union Station.

Over the next 3 days we toured a lot of D.C. and visited with the Grant Gang. Justin and I also had lunch with a family friend, Ms. Nancy. It was great see her. It had been about 15 years since we had seen each other (the last time I was in D.C. with my family).

We walked a lot while in D.C. One day we walked about 7.8 miles...yes, later that night we mapped it out on Google Maps. Here is the list of touristy things we did:
  • Toured the capital
  • Washington Monument
  • Lincoln Memorial
  • White House
  • Library of Congress
  • National Archives
  • Smithsonian American History Museum
  • Smithsonian Natural History Museum
  • International Spy Museum
  • Smithsonian Art Museum

This is a replica of the statue "Freedom" that resides on top of the Capitol.

Mixed in all of the touristy things we had some great hang out time with the Grants. I think all Justin and I did was get Addison off of her schedule. She was so much fun to play.

Our first night in D.C.

The day we visited the Lincoln Memorial they were cleaning up after a rally. It was a mess!!!!
A great picture of the reflection pool

This is a really cool restaurant Justin and I found. It had great pizza and a cool atmosphere. A dear family friend.

Enjoying some relaxing time in front of the Washington Monument

It was a great trip and we are looking forward to another Grant/Garcia reunion. The rest of the pics are just a few of the ones I took of Addison.

Sweet baby Addison

This is the cutest hat that Kelly found at Target.

A fashion show in the mall.

Just the girls


  1. AHHH GREAT post!!!!! Yall got some great pics!!!! I need to go to that site you sent me to see all the pictures!!! I miss yall already!!!

  2. Love all the pictures. Your blog is great! Nicely done!