Creativity Takes Flight….on a Citation Jet to D.C.!

My family and I had the privilage  of joining my husband on the Citation Jet that he flies to Washington D.C.!  Marc is a corporate Chief Pilot  and his schedule is very unpredictable but very exciting.  His boss out of the blue asked if the kids and I wanted to come along and we couldn’t pass up the chance.   We left on Nov. 4th and returned on the 6th and we saw it all:  Ford’s Theater, The National Archives to see the Declaration of Independence, Bill of Rights and Constitution, the White House, all of the monuments and memorials and Capitol building, Museum of Natural History and the Museum of American History.  My favorite places to go are the ones where you can walk everywhere and D.C. is one of those places.  We stayed at the Embassy Suites and we had a corner room with great views of the city and just blocks from everything!   We did all of our sight seeing on foot and got lots of exercise and fresh fall air. Just walking down the street you pass the F.B.I. building,  the I.R.S, the Treasury building, Engraving and Printing building where our money is made, it was pretty crazy!   So much to see all in one place.  It was also great to feel some cold air and see the fall foliage!  I hadn’t seen fall in years and the kids have never seen the fall season.  We got lots of great pictures of the kids holding leaves and we even took some leaves home with us!   We had an amazing adventure and made a ton of family memories.

on a citation jet

On board the Citation on the way to D.C.!

the white house

Since our hotel was only 4 blocks from the White House, this was our first stop.

washington monument

The Washington Monument

lincoln memorial

The Lincoln Memorial, I was in awe at how big this was!

ford's theater

The famous Presidential Box in Ford's Theater where Lincoln was shot. There was an amazing museum downstairs at the theater with a lot of artifacts from that night.

Ford's Theate

Ford's Theater

the national archives

Annabelle in front of the National Archives. No photos of any kind were allowed inside the building, so this is the only picture of the Archives building.

museum of natural history

"Hey Dum Dums, got any gum gum?" We love the movie Night at the Museum and it was amazing to see this up close at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History!

capital building

In front of the Capitol Building

capital building

Just breath taking!

fall leaves

The kids finally get to see fall!

washingtoin d.c.

Marc and I and the Capitol Building

wizard of oz ruby slippers

Annabelle and Dorothy's Ruby Slippers at the Museum of American History

animal hats

Annabelle and Sam wearing D.C.'s latest fashionable head wear!

flower post divider

 

 

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