Monday, August 30, 2010

Last Stop- D.C.

The last stop on our road trip was Washington D.C.  I can officially say that I have been there by plane, train, and automobile.  We stayed in Arlington, VA and had a wonderful view from our room of Georgetown University...

And the Potomac River...

Once we were settled into our room, we got ready and headed to dinner.

After eating dinner at a wonderful Asian Fusion restaurant (think any kind of Asian food you can imagine), we headed out to see some of the sights.

The next morning, we headed out bright and early for some more sightseeing.  First we headed to Arlington Cemetery to check out the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

Gavin had never seen the changing of the guard, so we waited to see it.

After sweating our butts off watching the changing of the guards, we headed to get some lunch.  What better place than Chinatown?

Soon after our journey to Chinatown, I had a melt down due to exhaustion.  We headed back to the hotel to rest and, later, headed to Georgetown for some shopping.  Our trip home was pleasant.  We came through Charlotte and Atlanta.  Beth and Brett were flying into Atlanta from the Dominican Republic and we just happened to time it right so that we could have dinner together.
A lot of people have asked about our road trip and here are my suggestions:
1. Give yourself more than we week!  We packed too much into our days and it literally took me a week to recover!
2. Go to DC on the weekend.  It was one of the smartest things we could have done.  Room rates are nearly double during the week!
3.  Take plenty of money so that you can do whatever it is that you want to do.  It's more than likely a once in a lifetime opportunity, so you don't want to have any regrets.
We truly enjoyed ourselves!  If you get a chance, you should definitely take a road trip!


  1. It's been years since I've been to DC. I think I was in middle school. Your recap makes me think I'd want to go back. Enjoyed the pictures!

  2. It was lots of fun and means so much more when you're older than when you're young.



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