Sunday, February 20, 2011

Another day in Washington D.C

We have covered allot of ground in the past three days. We have seen the Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Memorial, Washington Monument, Museum of American History, Air & Space Museum, Smithsonian Castle, and today we completed our tour in the White house, then we went to the Natural History Museum, and Natural Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden .  Amazingly enough all these Museums and Monuments were free of charge.  Yes!!!  I did say FREE!!!

The White House was one of The Cisco Kids favorite sights. Unfortunately we were unable to take any pictures in the white house. The house is very cool. It is a short self guided tour and you get to see the majority of the lower level of the house. We had to enter through the south gate in order to get into the White House. Three security checks later we entered into the White House. We entered a long hall with all photos of the presidents and their families. We walked past the Blue room, Red room and Green room. The one part I really wanted to see was the China Room and that was off limits. We could only look through the door. I wanted to take pictures of the grand ball room. It had four fireplaces and the crystal chandeliers were magnificent.

Natural History Museum
This is one large sloth!
The Hope Diamond!  The necklace was spinning so everyone could get a look at this stunning necklace.  All I could say is that the picture does not do this piece and justice.
 This was a section just for kids.  All hands on! 
Natural Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden!  There were many amazing sculptures but the one that I thought was amazing was this tree.  It was made totally out of metal.
In the morning we will be off to North Carolina.  We are going to stay at the Inn on Biltmore Estates. Our plan was to see some snow but since the past four days the temperatures has been in the seventies I doubt we are going to see anything.   This will let us take full advantage of the 8,000. Acres on the Biltmore property.   

1 comment:

  1. Natural history AND The Biltmore!!!! You're killing me!!! I want to go with you next time!!1 Ha! Ha! I went to The Biltmore when I was in high school...I remember it being beautiful and the tour was so cool. You guys will love it!!! Enjoyed the post!!



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