We went to Washinton DC for our next stop. We got to go to the Air and Space Museum and see stuff like this Mercury Capsule
Bethany was sleepy
Touching a moon rock
Looking in a Gemini capsule
This is Space Ship One, the first purely commercial vehicle to go into the lowest levels of space
An Apollo Capsule
Looking at a jet engine
A mock lunar lander
The capitol. There was a parade because we were there for memorial day, hence the bands in the background.
Part of the parade
Gary Sinise was there.
We actually watched the parade next to a British family. I guess they didn't want to be here for July 4th :P.
She liked the music and the lunch she got while watching.
The riderless horse
I made it into a picture too.
Robert Griffin III
Not sure who the guy in the middle is there, but Gary Sinise is with Joe Mantegna
JR Martinez is a vet who was injured in one of the recent wars. He has since been on a soap opera and dancing with the stars.
Back to museums, in the American History by the ruby slippers
On to Natural Science with the dinosaurs
Day 2 started at the FDR memorial, which is quite beautiful.
FDR and his dog
In line for something. Makes you realized how good things are for us.
The MLK memorial
The WWII memorial is also new since I was there last and it is beautiful
My grandfather was in WWII in the merchant marine. He ended up in Maryland after with my grandmother
He came from Texas.
The view of the under construction Washington Monument after the earthquake not super long ago.
Its easy to forget just how much of a sacrifice has been made by the generations before us.
That is a lot of stars
By the fountains in the memorial
The Vietnam memorial.
Its hard to teach a 5 year old the significance of these memorials.
The Lincoln Memorial
All of us together
The view. After this it was into traffic and on to Baltimore.