Our Washington D.C. Trip


Well the Halloween weekend was a wild one! After trick or treating into the night and spending family time until late, we woke up early Saturday (5am) to embark on our Washington D.C. Trip. Wishful thinking to miss any traffic or delays which worked out really well!. Made it to D.C. in a little under 3 1/2 hours with a breakfast stop. There were alot of cool things to see. And Alma and Gisselle’s first time in the Capitol City. We all didn’t realize yet the tiring day we got ourselves into!

Alot of cool architecture and statues lined many streets in D.C.!

Washington DC 2008 Trip

Washington DC 2008 Trip

Washington DC 2008 Trip

Washington DC 2008 Trip

We headed through a few museums, where Gisselle had her fill of button pushing and level pulling!

Washington DC 2008 Trip

Washington DC 2008 Trip

Something about this scene was just wrong….in sooo many ways!

Washington DC 2008 Trip

Crazy guy mean mugging someone!

Washington DC 2008 Trip

I never knew the Egyptians used to mummify animals as well as humans. This is a sacrificial bull that was buried with the same respect as royalty.

Washington DC 2008 Trip

This little crazy guy was running all over. Selle made a clicking sound and he ran right over. Probably thinking we had food for him. He came right up to the camera and Gisselle without hesitation!

Washington DC 2008 Trip

Washington DC 2008 Trip

AWWWWW

Washington DC 2008 Trip

Can’t forget the Fishies!

Washington DC 2008 Trip

The Vietnam War memorial, WW2 Memorial, and Lincoln Memorial, all three very special places for us Americans, and moving in their very own ways!

Washington DC 2008 Trip

Washington DC 2008 Trip

Washington DC 2008 Trip

Washington DC 2008 Trip

The WW2 Memorial to me is very new. It had all 50 states and U.S. Territories named on pillars surrounding the fountain pool. Each corner had a massive pillar/tower that had general areas for each state groups (i.e Pacific, Atlantic). And each pillar had battles listed with quotes from very powerful military officers or presidents regarding each battle. We have/had SOOOO many great soldiers in our nations time, and this memorial honors each of them!

Washington DC 2008 Trip

Washington DC 2008 Trip

Washington DC 2008 Trip

Washington DC 2008 Trip

Washington DC 2008 Trip

Washington DC 2008 Trip

And I think besides the Vietnam and WW2 veterans memorials, El Dia De Los Muertos exhibit at the Native American museum was the BEST part of our trip! I totally dug the vibe from that Museum!
They had native sugar skull painting,tissue paper flower workshops, mini flags, mini pinata type sculptures for kids, and cool pieces of art!

Washington DC 2008 Trip

Washington DC 2008 Trip

I think this was the MOST POWERFUL piece that can be interpreted many ways. But I felt it meant death is yet another journey in life, and you make of it what you will. Death isn’t dark and dreary, yet colorful, warm, surrounded by happiness paddling into an unknown future.

Washington DC 2008 Trip

I have tons more pictures on my Flickr. Check them out and comment if you want!

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