Monday, February 8, 2010

Ambitious Much?

As I mentioned previously my husband and I are taking the kids out to the Washington DC area in April to visit my parents. We couldn't be more excited and the kids are already talking with utter joy about the plane trip and riding the Metro. Both of my brothers and my sister have already visited on separate occasions and spent a lot of time sight-seeing and they were not able to see everything they wanted. And none of them were travelling with two small children, or any children for that matter. Both of my brothers went during a nice time of year so they didn't encounter any weather-related challenges. Unfortunately, for my sister she left Tucson last Wednesday and arrived in DC Thursday just as the snow storm began. She was lucky to find a flight out yesterday and it required her taking a train to Newark and flying out of there.

My husband and I have compiled a pretty ambitious list of things we want to do/see while we are there and we've already had to "weed" some things out, knowing they will be an impossibility. However, we think the list we have now is doable. We will be there six full days and plan to put in full days, assuming the kids don't drop somewhere along the way.

So, here's what's on the list. What do you think? Doable? Way too ambitious? Crazy?

National Science Foundation (my father's employer)
Smithsonian Natural History Museum
Smithsonian Air and Space Museum
National Mall
Mt. Vernon
Arlington National Cemetery
Holocaust Museum
Lincoln Memorial
Jefferson Memorial
Vietnam Memorial
White House tour
National Zoo
Capitol Hill/Building
Supreme Court
Dupont Circle
One day in Philly
Shopping in Georgetown and at huge mall by my parents place in Virginia.

1 comment:

Robyn said...

That's more than I did in my 3 years of living there! LOL!

You may want to scale back your expectations so you're not disappointed if you don't reach anything. The Smithsonians take a long time. Walking from memorial to memorial is much father than it looks in pictures (especially with children).

Call your congressman - he/she can get you tickets for a Capitol Hill tour and possibly the White House. That'll save you time so you won't have to wait in line.

Please wave at Dupont Circle for me -- that's my old neighborhood!