February 19, 2009

Live in Washington, D.C.

On the last full day of our trip, February 15, Tyler and I slept in. We got up around 11:00am and hit the road. We drove to the Inner Harbor in Baltimore. This place was nuts! I saw a sign that said Auto Show, so I think that is why it was even crazier than I expected. we couldn't find a place to park, so we ended up getting back on the highway and heading to D.C.

Washington, D.C. is a large, busy city. It isn't that easy to navigate, either. I think the fact that it was President's Day weekend didn't help to crowd situation. As we drove past the Washington Monument we realized there was no place to park in D.C. We started to drive around looking for the highway and I happened upon a sign that said "Monument Parking." I patiently followed the road until someone pulled out.

We went to the Lincoln Memorial, first. It was very crowded as you can see from the picture. The whole monument area is beautiful.

As we walked around the monument are holding hands we came upon a little pond. We saw a duck couple, male and female, swimming all alone. I had to snap a picture because I thought it was so sweet.

For whatever reason, Tyler didn't want to walk all the way over to the Washington Monument. He said he wanted to see it and he had, so after this picture, we walked back to the car. We also saw the Vietnam Memorial and the World War II Memorial.

I should mention somewhere, that Tyler gives the worst directions in history! I learned this driving in the D.C. Metropolitan Area. Not fun. He waits until you get right at a turn or exit and says, "You need to turn." He says this while I am 4 lanes across traffic! I was a nervous mess the whole time. I would have been nervous anyway, since 3 lanes is the most I had ever driven before, but this was too much! I told him I will never drive with him navigating ever again!

I started an online album for our pictures. I will update this as frequently as I can with pictures of our lives. The address is: http://picasaweb.google.com/OurEllisArmy.

Also, I've decided to title the blog posts after both song titles and album titles. I don't think anyone but me really cares about that anyway, but FYI.

1 comment:

Jan AKA Wammy said...

I love your stories. And the pictures are good too. We love DC. We have walked our legs off to about our knees. Wehn we walked in honor of Sarah Beth in the Susan B Koeman Walk For The Cure. I think my favorite part of DC is Embasy Row. Glad you all had a great time.