Sunday, March 20, 2011

In the Nation's Capitol (Part 2 of 2)

This is a continuation of my previous post about a recent family trip to Washington, DC....

Below are additional photos from the trip....


To see the full collection of photo from the trip, visit the galleries below;


Ice skating in the nation's capitol
The children went ice skating on their first day in DC
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This was my son's first time on skates!

View of the Washington Memorial from our hotel
View of the Washington Memorial from our hotel room
Wearing a tie to the White House!
My son wore a tie to the White House, just in case he met the President!


On the way to the White House on the Metro


Outside the White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
Outside the White House
Outside the White House before the tour
Outside the White House
No pictures (or cameras) were allowed inside the White House


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Sitting in the Oval Office
The President was away, so my little boy got to sit at his desk in the Oval Office...
Press Room
...and my little girl got to stand at the Press Secretary's podium...

Sitting in the Oval Office
Okay, I'm joking—these pictures were taken at a White House souvenir store across the street....
On the Metro
On the Metro


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On our way to our Congressman's Office for a tour of the Capitol

Underground tunnel to the Capitol
We took an underground tunnel from one of the Congressional office buildings to the Capitol
Old Senate Chamber
Old Senate Chamber in the Capitol
Main rotunda of the U.S. Capitol
Capitol Rotunda
Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson in the main rotunda
Surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown
Surrender of Cornwallis to General Washington at Yorktown
Main rotunda of the U.S. Capitol

Statuary Hall
Statuary Hall—the old House Chamber

Spot where Lincoln sat in Congress
Lincoln's assigned spot in the old House Chamber

Exiting the Capitol


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Back in 1998, my wife and I went up to the steps. This is no longer allowed post 9/11


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Recreation of photo from our 1998 visit
This is a recreation of a photo my wife and I took at this spot in 1998 (see below)
Us in 1998 in front of the Capitol
U.S. Capitol at night


Our hotel in Arlington
Our hotel in Arlington, VA, just outside DC, during the second half of our stay
Ronald Reagan National Airport
Ronald Reagan/National Airport
En route to Washington, DC!

Five hour flight!


Joined by Patrick the star fish
My little boy's companion on this trip....

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