08 August 2013

Day 9: DC, part 3

The National Museum of American History didn't exactly excite the kids before we entered, but they were pretty pleased with the actual exhibits once inside.

I'm already a big fan of war posters in general, but this "...you ride with Hitler!" one may be a new favorite of mine.

The Holocaust Memorial Museum was pretty powerful, especially having just seen all images of  Japanese American internment at the US History Museum.  The boys were starting to get a much fuller history of how far we've come as a species...and how far we still have to go.

We hadn't planned on a Bureau of Engraving and Printing tour, but were able to get same-day tickets and the boys had a great time watching bills get printed (though they admitted that they preferred watching the minting of coins a few days ago).

We found our way to the WWII Memorial to look up their paternal grandfather and great uncle.

The walk to the Lincoln Memorial melted the boys. 

He is being repaired from some recent vandalism.  Such a shame.

The boys used the marble as a slide.  It was a smooth, fast ride.  And it was probably totally inappropriate.

I was happy to snap a shot, but my teeth and knees were clenched in hopes of telekinetically keeping him from plummeting to the ground.

You want us to walk to the Jefferson Memorial?!?  It's sooooo far, Mama!  (It got a thumbs down.)

It's so far that they have to take a break to climb the trees.

But it's worth the effort.

1 comment:

Ivan said...

I don't get a chance to read every post, but I'm glad I checked this one out--go Browncoats!