Monday, September 14, 2009

DC Day 3!

Sorry about the delay, but here's pictures from our third day in Dc. We got a late start to the day, but still managed to fit quite a bit in! First, we headed over to the Washington Monument. We got to take the tour up inside of it. The tour goes to the very top (500th floor!)! The Washington Monument from the outside!

Waiting for our tour!

Shane, Me, Ben, and Sarah inside the monument. We had an amazing view of the city from the top!

After the Washington Monument, we headed over to the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History. This museum was HUGE! We could have spent many more hours exploring it! Mollie and I especially loved the room filled with millions of dollars worth of jewlry!!

This was a gigantic squid that had been caught and is now preserved.

Yep, that would be the souvenier Chris bought for me!! Okay, okay, so maybe it's actually the Hope Diamond!
Next, we headed over to the Dc Zoo......just in time for the rain. We were all starving, and since it was raining, the main resturant was the only one open. And, of course, it's all the way at the end of the zoo. So we finally made it down there super wet.

After lunch, we quickly bought ponchos.....aanndd the rain stopped!!

There are only 2 zoos in the country that have panda bears, and lucky for us the DC is one of them!! This is the baby panda, which is only one of a few born in captivity!

Yep, I'm pretty excited to see pandas!

Dc was a great city to visit, and really cheap!! Most all of the museums are free, so if you get the chance, you should definately go to DC! There's so much to do! We had to skip quite a bit, but hopefully we'll go back soon! We had an amazing trip, and we're already planning many more vacations for the 6 of us!

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