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Wednesday, March 4, 2009

My Feet Are Killing Me!

This morning we missed the free shuttle so MIL got to experience her first ride in a cab.

Our driver dropped us off in front of the Capitol Building. It is SO big and pretty.
Then we crossed the street and saw the Grant Memorial.

I wanted to go to the Library of Congress to view the Bible they used at Lincoln and President Obama's inaugurations. We also saw the contents of Lincoln's pockets on the night he was shot. No photos were allowed.

The outside of the Library is gorgeous and the inside is breathtaking!

There was a Gershwin exhibit...this was the brothers' piano. I also saw the pen Ira used to write his music.

Another exhibit at the Library featured Bob Hope. This is a cast of his nose. I also saw the honorary Oscar he received in 1960. He received 3 in his lifetime.

The Supreme Court Building is very pretty too. It is SO white!

We had lunch at the National Gallery of Art and then explored their exhibits. This is MIL and Manga Dork in the biggest elevator I have ever ridden in!

You see these around alot. When someone is permitted to go through it falls down level with the street so they can drive across...how cool!
We waited for the free shuttle to take us back to the hotel. When we boarded the bus I was shocked to see it was a PARTY BUS complete with disco lights, mirrored ceilings, and stripper pole in the middle! Funny!
My feet are killing me thanks to my cheap tennis shoes I picked up last minute at Walmart...not too smart! Tomorrow Dr. Hubby is going to join us touring in the morning and then in the afternoon we are going to go play at Madame Toussand's wax museum. I can't wait!
PS...Manga Dork almost fell off the bed when they put Anoop in the Wild Card Show!


feather k said...

I love DC...glad you're enjoying it! there is just SOOO much to see and do...

Sondra said...

Such memories you are making with Magna Dork. All of the pictures you have taken are breath taking!

This is one place I definately want to go before I die - it's on my bucket list. I've been to the east coast - but not to Washington DC.

Have a great time - maybe your next stop should be to a store to get some good walking shoes - LOL..

I am loving your DC blogs.. I'm glad you are keeping us updated and in awe with all the beautiful pictures!

Marilyn said...

Looks like you are having a great time and seeing lots of cool things!! I am enjoying all the photos!!

AI...OMG, what the what is Tatiana doing in there? Notice how Simon said they ALL decided?? That's ok, there is NO way America will let her stay in long, IF she makes it through the wild card show!

:Jan the crazy lady: said...

You do need good shoes for DC. That is so great you got to see so much. Love the nose. How fun is that. Can't wait to read about tomorrows events. Wax museum will be so fun. Tell Brad Pitt hi.

whoopsadasie said...

Looks like you are having fun...especially on the party bus!

Brings back memories of when I was younger and we would go there about every summer!

I really hope that I am in whatever you are carrying around looking at all this stuff! LOL!

Seriously, Tatianna! What the?! I am glad they brought back Anoop though.

merrianne said...

wow girl! those are some great pictures! and DANG...that elevator is HUGE!!!!!!!!!!

tammy said...

Looks fun!!

McEwens said...

I grew up outside of DC.... we would take the relatives there when they came to visit!

Dont forget the holocaust memorial!

Cynthia said...

That looks like such an interesting place to visit! I've only spent a few hours in DC.

I'm hoping to go and do the tours etc. while my sister works for a US Congressman because if I go with her or my Congressman, I'll get the VIP tour of the Captiol etc.

Cherie said...

OH boy - I am feeling for you with the shoes. You need really good shoes for all that walking around. It is so sunny did it warm up?? Looks beautiful.

Looks like you are all having a great time!!

Cherie said...

P.S. I am SO wishing you took a picture of the party bus with the stripper pole - Laughing SO hard!! What a sight - I didn't even know something like that existed!! ha ha

coreymom40 said...

Sounds like you guys are having a great time.
I love your pictures..they are great.
Thanks for sharing.

richies said...

It has been 20 years since
i was in D.C. I need to get back there sometime

An Arkies Musings

BeccaHill said...

I soo want to be there right now! How was the museum? I have exciting Twilight DVD news...Call me. P.S. I am very happy Anoop was put back on the show. Tell MD I was thinking of her!

Mechelle said...

I know how your feet feel. m

Mechelle said...

Been there, love it! But it is hard on the toes. Thanks for the post. I am having my kids read it to count for history for today. m

Becks said...

How Fun!! I would love to visit these sites one day. Looks like you are having fun! Too bad about the feet hurting..I always pick the wrong shoes so I can relate!!

Dana and Daisy said...

I've never been and hope to go someday. I have to say, I'm a little surprised you didn't somehow sneak pics of Lincoln's pockets, ha ha!

Sounds like you are having fun and the weather looks great!

DesertHen said...

Great photos!! No.....Amazing photos!! That elevator was huge!!!

CJ, the Purple Diva said...

WOW, more things I've seen!
What was in Abe's pockets? I would like to know!

CJ, the Purple Diva said...

I just realized something...MIL went on this trip? Am I going to learn more about that? If not, you need to explain that one Lucy!!!

CJ, the Purple Diva said...

Tell Manga, I'm with her about Anoop!