Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Trip to Washington, D.C.

Last week, Dad was on vacation and I wasn't back to work yet, so we took a trip to Washington, D.C. 

When we got out at our Metro stop, we were able to see the Washington Monument on the left...

...and the Capitol Building on the right.

We spent some of our time at the National Gallery of Art. We were thrilled to be able to see painting of some of the painters we've studies such as Monet, Degas, Cassatt, Cezanne, Renoir, Hicks, Stewart, Copley, Turner, and my favorite, van Gogh. The gallery also had a special exhibit of Andrew Wyeth set up that we were able to see. 

The Smithsonian Museum of American History is always a fun place to visit. Filled with fun exhibits like the first ladies gowns, presidential memorabilia, trasportation through the ages, Edison's light bulb, a gigantic dollhouse, etc. We made sure we saw Julia Child's kitchen. It's her actual kitchen...including her extra high counters and her collection of cookbooks (including all the ones she wrote). 

Bekah wanted to see Dorothy's ruby slippers from The Wizard of Oz before we left.

We had such a fun time on our trip!


Michele said...

I am so happy you were able to take this trip, Kati! What a wonderful opportunity and experience for you all!

Deanna Rabe - Creekside Cottage Blog said...

That is awesome! I owe Sarah a trip to see the Mary Cassat paintings at the Art Museum.


Kristin said...

I love the American History Museum! My favorite has always been the gowns, but now Julia's kitchen is a pretty close second.