Learning to navigate the Metro was a new experience for suburban kids.I think we were near the Post Office. While walking up to the see the White House, several police officers whizzed around on bikes, others blocked off streets. We assumed the president was on his way, so we stayed to watch. They found something that would concern me, if I were in charge of security—a missing manhole cover. The officers pondered the situation.After finding a working flashlight, they conducted a high-tech investigation. Their solution? Parking a police car over the top of it and having the presidential convoy drive around it.Here they came! We started waving, snapping blurry photos, and shouting out their names.This is a bad shot, but they were in the first car that’s exiting the photo.Typical shot. But there it was, so we snapped it.Through those gates is a side view of the presidential mansion.I kind of like this angle of the Washington Monument.And I love this reaction to the reflecting pool. The reflecting pool was, as you can see, pretty murky.Reflecting on the Lincoln Memorial. Maybe that’s what they mean by “reflecting pool”? More of a contemplative type of reflection?On our way up the stairs in the rain.Typical shot.Less typical shot.We enjoyed several other sights and museums, but that’s a little overview to share with you.
Looks like a fun trip! I haven’t been to DC in years. I look forward to taking my boys there someday.
Katrina @ Callapidder Days says
Oh fun! We went a few years ago and your pictures brought back many memories. My son’s favorite part was the metro — he would have spent all day navigating the city if we had let him! 🙂
Great photos! The DC area was “home” to me (and my fam) for many years, up until about two years ago. It made me a bit homesick to see all those familiar places….especially this time of year. It’s just gorgeous in DC in the spring!! Glad you guys were able to work in an impromptu visit….it really is a wonderful city, rich with history and plenty of FREE stuff to do!!
I haven’t been back to DC since I was 15. My uncle lived there for years, so I was there quite regularly for about 5 years. Thanks for bringing back some memories 🙂
How interesting that they just parked a car over the missing manhole cover.
Aja Abney says
How fun! We took the kids there a couple of years ago when my husband’s mom lived there. Here’s our less typical shot of Abraham Lincoln: http://www.scrapartist.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=43059&ppuser=3326 LOL.
Nice location, try to this vacation, thinking.
cool…and great photos!