28 May 2008

One glorious weekend in D.C.--Day 1

We began the afternoon on Thursday by picking up Kris at Union Station. (She was in D.C. staying with a friend and had invited us to come spend a few days with her touring the city.)
After unloading our "stuff" at a friends house where we would stay for the next few days we made our way back into the city looking for supper and a parking spot. Obviously we weren't locals. If we would have been locals, we would have known where to find supper and we would have known that parking is nearly nonexistent in D.C. at 5 pm. After much driving and prayer we found both supper (at Potbellies!!) and parking. 
The next event of the evening was a free concert at the JFK Center for the Performing Arts. They do a free concert every evening of the year at 6 pm. The group of the evening was Dr. Magpie, a group of 6 guys playing acoustic instruments. It was an incredible hour of bluegrass, jazz and everything in between. Tristen slept through about half of it.

After the concert we went to the mall for a while and walked around the Washington Monument. I took this shot of the Capitol building while standing in front of the monument. 
Quite possibly the perfect end to a wonderful day: Baskin Robbins ice cream. 

Baskin Robbins has for many years been Dad's favorite ice cream store so Kris and I had to take these pics. Just to make him drool. 
And tonight's parting shot: the Washington Monument at sunset. 

Come back for Day 2 and Day 3 later (when I get a chance to post pics. . and the rest of the story). 


Tara said...

We were in D.C. this time last year; such a WONDERFUL place for a family vacation! We enjoyed it so much, and I'm enjoying your pics now, too! Keep 'em coming.

Glad you "got away from it all" for a bit.

Jenni said...

That looks like so much fun! And Kris looks so much like your dad! :-)

Anonymous said...

Love D.C. and so glAad you got to spend some time there. Anxiously awaiting the next installment!

Anonymous said...

That would be "so glad" not "so glAad". Not sure where that capital A came from. She must have gotten in the wrong line somewhere and ended up at the incorrect destination!

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