So we made it to Washington D.C. on Wednesday night. It was such a pretty drive through the mountains in Pennsylvania and West Virginia with the fall leaves. It was a really long day since we got started late. Jack had to take care of some business for the Army and then as we were sitting in my Dad’s driveway ready to back out and head down the road the office assistant for our Congresswoman’s office called and said she got us an appointment to tour the White House. She said it was very unusual since it was so last minute but they had a friend in the White House who arranged it for them. Yeah! Jack was super excited. We ended up waiting a while longer at my Dad’s house for an email from the Congresswoman’s office and then headed to D.C.

Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon

We stayed in Alexandria during our visit because the hotels were so much cheaper and decided instead of driving into D.C. everyday we would take the metro. So on the first day we had an adventure figuring out where to catch the bus that would take us to the metro and then how to purchase tickets at the metro. We must have looked incredibly confused because the metro attendant came running over and helped us. He was a wonderful man who was genuinely willing to help and you could see he enjoyed his job. So with metro ticket in hand we headed to the White House. We arrived somewhat early so we stopped in at the White House visitor’s center which is a must see. Then we went on to the White House where we met a wonderful young lady who led us on our tour once we made it through security. She was wonderful and attempted to get Anna interested in the history of some of the presidential kids but Anna was kind of moody that morning and did not seem to enjoy it as much as we had hoped she would. She did like hearing about how one of the President’s daughters roller skated so much in one of the rooms the floors had to be replaced twice during his four years of Presidency.

During the afternoon we went to Mount Vernon, the home of George Washington. This was a favorite for all of us. We learned all about George Washington and his family. He was an amazing man.

George Washington's Family

George Washington's Family

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