Saturday, March 14, 2009

Cooper and Brooke Go To Washington

My sister has been in the Washington D.C. area for the past two weeks, training for a new job with the Department of Energy. My mom was going to fly out and visit her this weekend and Cooper and I were able to tag along for a surprise visit! We arrived late last night (Friday) and today (Saturday) we rode the Metro into D.C. to visit the Holocaust Museum and Smithsonian American History Museum. When we came out of the museums, the rain kind of put a damper on our plans to walk around more, but we're hoping to make the rounds tomorrow- see the White House, the Capitol Building, Lincoln Memorial, etc. My sister has been a great tour guide and she'll be here for another 2 weeks for training. I haven't taken a ton of pictures, but here a few so far...

Here is my little Coopster on the plane ride... he was a model passenger and getting to be a seasoned traveler!

I have to preface this photo with the confession that I am incredibly afraid of heights... The escalator ride down to the Metro by my sister's apartment is a steep, steep ride downhill. I was holding on to the railing for dear life on the way down, I couldn't even look down without my stomach doing flips! I was carrying Cooper in the Baby Bjorn and kept getting the sensation I was going to fall forward. Luckily tomorrow we'll be taking the stroller and we'll get to ride the elevator! This picture was taken from the bottom, looking up- it doesn't look nearly as scary from this angle. :)

I snapped this photo of the Washington Monument when we were walking from one museum to the next. I was a little surreal to look up and see the Capitol on our right and the Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial on our left.


Jamie said...

I love DC! It's such a fascinating city! I hope the weather clears up for you tomorrow. What fun to surprise your sister!

Lisa said...

I have been down the escalator to the metro in DC and it is steep! And speaking of 'fear of heights'....I never used to have a problem with it....but lately even thinking about heights makes me dizzy. Last night I had a dream that I was standing at the window of a tall building and it was wobbling.....oh so scary!

Anyways, I am glad that you are having a great time exploring the capital with your sweet baby!

David said...

thanks for the escalator pic, it brings back memories of our trip there!

do you remember the baby buggy/train station scene in 'The Untouchables?' Sounds like you were nervous about that kind of a situation.

Lisa said...

What a great surprise for your sister! Hope you had (are having still?) fun! =)