The condo we rented in D.C. was too far from the Metro (their subway) to walk to, so the owner provided parking passes for Union Station. On the second day of our trip, we drove to Union Station, parked and then got into the Metro system. The children loved travelling on the trains!
Watching a subway train arrive:
We got off near the Archives (here's a picture for Auntie) and took a picture of the Archives, however we later realized that this was the BACK of the building.
Here's a picture of Emily on the front steps.
This was a recurring theme in Washington. Everything is very BIG. As the day was cool and rainy, we decided to see some of the museums. One great thing is that admission to most of the museums is free. We started with the art gallery, and quickly realized it was lunch time! After lunch, we saw some lovely pictures: Van Gogh, Renior, Rembrant, Monet, etc. etc. The children were particularly impressed with a giant picture of Daniel in the lion's den.
We took a walk up to the Capitol Buildings for a snack. From there, it was a short walk to the Smithsonian's Air and Space Museum, Tim's number one pick for things to see in D.C. This is an amazing place with real aircraft and space stuff. Here we are by a big airplane:
There are some great interactive exhibits there too:
Home to the condo on the Metro for spaghetti and meatballs! What a great day!