Sunday, August 21, 2016

East Coast - our first two days

We began our trip waking up at 4am and getting ready for our 7:30 flight from Denver to D.C.  Lucy had flown on a plane when she was 3; Miles had done so when he was 1.  Jonas and Emmy hadn't ever flown.  Needless to say, everyone was super excited!

 Here we are ready to board our flight to Washington D.C.!

 Lucy fell asleep about half-way in to the flight.  Ben and I were jealous.  :)

 The kids having fun.

 Miles enjoying the cool cloud-view!

When we arrived we could feel the heat and humidity right away.  Ugh.  :)  But my sister and her family were there and picked us up and drove us back to their home.

 Emmy loves Bruno - tongue and all!

 After we did some unpacking, the kids were thrilled to go to the Hubands' local swimming pool.  It definitely helps with the heat and humidity.  Thunder got us kicked out of the pool, but we still had a good time!

Sunday we had early church - 8:30 eastern time, which was 6:30 our time!  Nothing like getting forced to a new time zone.  It was great, though, really.  Church was nice and their building is right next to the D.C. temple and so we went to the temple's visitor center right after church.

 Hehe, photo-bombing Ollie!

 The Maxwells in front of the Washington D.C. temple.  So beautiful.

 We three girls inside the nice and cool visitor's center.  :)

 Cousins climbing a tree - Rhett and Miles.

After a little sack lunch, we went to walk around at Great Falls.  It was hot and humid - but neat!

 Here we are in front of the C&O canal.

 The Great Falls are amazing - this picture doesn't do it justice at all.  It really is super impressive!

After dinner we went to D.C. - we visited Arlington Cemetery and then drove past a few of the monuments.  It was really cool and nice Sunday evening outing.

 We just barely missed the presentation at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.  I'm trying to leave as we were just told to by a security guy.  Ha.

 Miles, Jonas, and Rhett in front of some graves.  Arlington is definitely and neat site!

And there we are in front of Arlington's entrance.


erinmalia said...

I look stoned or something in that pic by the tomb. Ha. Those days were super humid. Sorry!

Elder James and Sister Dixie Galbraith said...

Good start for what will be a great trip!

Niederfam said...

I"m exhausted just seeing and reading all this.........SO SO COOL.