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
Arlington National Cemetery
White House tour
One day in Philly
Shopping in Georgetown and at huge mall by my parents place in Virginia.