Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Mr. (and Mrs.) Bayley go to Washington

After a long two week test drive for work into the cold northern wilderness, it was decided that a nice impromptu driving vacation was in order. Without any sort of concrete plans or expectations, we packed up the family car and drove out to our nation’s capitol. In route to Washington DC, we stopped at the Kalahari Resort and Hotel in Sandusky Ohio to bask in their clear blue (because it’s chlorinated) waters of the world’s largest indoor water park. Maggie wasn’t a huge fan of the water park, but she did have fun sitting back and watching Daddy come down the big slides. We were welcomed to the capitol with unseasonably warm weather. Just five days prior, the city was shut down for a snow day. However, we were treated to temperatures in the lower seventies all weekend long. Even better, was that our hotel was two blocks directly north of the White House. We started the day off by posing for pictures in front of the north lawn. After the White House, we meandered over to the Washington Monument and gazed upwards. Maggie also did a few laps around the monument... just because. From the monument, we explored the Air and Space museum. The day concluded with a visit to the Capitol building. Maggie loved running up the stairs, sitting down and then posing for a picture. After her first picture, Maggie remembered her hat that she received from the Hershey chocolate tour the prior day, ran back to her stroller, grabbed the hat, ran back to the stairs and then posed for a second set of pictures. ...and finally, what trip to Washington DC would be complete without a ride on the Metro.


siteseer said...

love the running shot and of course the hat is adorable. The final "O" face is always one of my favorites. Missed you guys. Glad you had fun

Rudstroms said...

DC is a lot of fun, we spent a couple of days there last summer. I couldn't believe the number of people. It was so crowded at the Air and Space Museum that you could hardly walk down the hall.