Another full day, although I think we pushed it too much on Friday. We had a slow start with some cranky boys. I think it had to do with big crowds, day 3 of walking around museums and the subject - American History. We spent more time in the cafe and with bathroom breaks than all other days combined :)
We DID get to see the Star Spangled Banner, and a bunch of other really great American History Artifacts. I personally liked the Edison exhibit showing his notebooks and early filament tests along with the resulting light bulb designs.
We also managed to avoid a seriously rainy day by spending it indoors (with all the other people avoiding the rain) - we also went BACK to Natural History to hit the Gem & Mineral gift shop for the 3rd day. It was more popular with the boys than the Air & Space gift shop - who knew?!
We had a LATE dinner back in Alexandria and the kids let us know that it was too late. After some food, all was right with the universe and we had a great evening.
We are all ready to be home though, and are officially done playing tourist. A lazy morning in the hotel, then we will hit the airport...
|One BIG telescope...|
|I REALLY need to build one of these for the garage!|
|The Original Kill-a-Watt|
|"If you want to go to the gift shop, each boy has to put his toes in the circle without standing on each other . Now, stand on one foot, and touch your head"|
|Van de Graff's ORIGINAL working generator!|
|@Natural History - Day # 3. The gem & mineral gift shop was more popular than the Air & Space gift shop. Who Knew?!|
|Jackets, Shopping Bags, Map in hand - can you say TOURISTS?!|
|A pic for Mom...|
|After an evening meltdown due to a late feeding - all is right again in the universe.|