We spent Saturday visiting several memorials. We began at the Lincoln Memorial and moved up the mall through the Vietnam and World War II Memorials and then up to the top of the Washington Memorial.
We finished our morning by visiting the Library of Congress. We got to gaze down at the spectacular reading room and see the Gutenberg Bible. The girls were real troopers with all the walking.
Lunch was at another great monument (in H's eyes anyway) to Rock and Roll. I can't say much more than that about it except maybe to acknowledge that we are now traveling with a pre-teen :)
It turned out that the Hard Rock Cafe is located next to Ford's Theater--where Abraham Lincoln was assassinated. Unfortunately the theater was closed, but we turned around and there was the house where he was taken after he was shot. So, we went on in and learned a bit more about those historic events.
We ended our day back at the Embassy Suites where we enjoyed the pool, hot tub, and the TWO-HOUR "Manager's Reception" which is an open bar with snacks and big-screen movie for the kids. Gotta love it.
We arrived home today to only 3 more inches of snow in our driveway, lots of dirty laundry, and wonderful memories. I even got some work done :)