We did some fun things in D.C. We drove out on Tuesday and got there late so Wednesday morning we had a little bit of a late start. We went to the Library of Congress and the Botanic Garden.
Thursday, Rebecca let her kids skip school so went into town and toured the U.S. Mint and the Holocaust Museum. The boys enjoyed seeing where money came from and the museum was really well done! I didn't really want to go because I knew that it would, of course, be completely depressing, but it is such a great museum! They did a wonderful job presenting how horrific it all was. On the way home we stopped at the 9/11 memorial at the Pentagon. It is really amazing!
Friday was Phin's birthday!!! We went to the Hirshhorn gallery, had lunch at the Native American museum and then headed over to the new Martin Luther King Jr. memorial. It was really awesome! I heard someone say that it is one of only four memorials in D.C. that isn't dedicated to a president or a war. As usual, the kids got right down to business of running all over the place. They conquered it.
We then went to Arlington Cemetery, which they know longer let you drive around, so we walked a lot! Later, Charles made all the kids some dinner while the adults tried an amazing Korean place. We finished the day with some candles on brownies for Phin. Saturday we went to the temple and shopping for Ella's birthday. Sunday we drove home! Through the snow! Ack!