Upon arrival, we had to visit the mall. One of our first pics of the capitol building.
We took a Trolley tour around the city. This was taken at one of the stops at the Georgetown river front.
What's a trip to Washington D.C. without observing a protest? Don't know what these people were seeking- and from the interviews we saw, they don't really know what they want either.
The protests shut down the air and space museum. Glad we weren't planning on attending that day.
Shot of the White House from the tour bus. Not a bad view from the road.
As a tradition, we like to attend a local hockey game whenever possible. This night we saw the Capitals beat the Miami Hurricanes in overtime. This was their first goal.
Here is goal #2.
The overtime winner.
Guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
The guard changing ceremony.
Panda habitat at the National Zoo.
We saw the actual Declaration if Independence, Constitution, and Bill of Rights at the National Archives. Amazing to see these things we only read about. They don't allow photos so this is our only proof of our visit.
Detailed ship model at the National Museum of American History
Hope Diamond at the Museum of Natural History. Not as sparkly as one might think. Not enough facets I guess.
Butterfly hatchery at the Museum of Natural History. Kind of cool to see them emerge for the first time.
Spreading their wings and cleared for take-off.
Main hall at the Museum of Natural History.
Fountain at the National Art Gallery.
Photo of the Washington Monument from the World War II Memorial.
George Washington's Tomb at Mount Vernon.
FDR Memorial. Fellow pet lover.