Parents, if you want wonderful pictures of your children, never teach them to say "cheese"! Please learn from my mistake or you will have thousands of photos just like mine - squinted eyes, scrunched up noses, clenched teeth, and an image that just screams "say cheez!!!". Join me while I search for that one perfect shot that doesn't conjure up images of dairy products. Oh, and unless you like that *messy* look, you'll probably want to clean their faces before you snap away. I never seem to remember myself.

An imporant sidenote is to make sure you document your life! Recording the little details of the who, what, where, when, & why makes for wonderful stories and captures your life for years to come. Because if you are like me, you'll forget it all 5 minutes later!

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Happy Memorial Day

We started off our camping season with a trip to DC over memorial weekend. I'm not sure what I was thinking when I chose DC - MEMORIAL WEEKEND???!!! - but for some reason I thought it would be "nice" and off we went. Seven LONG hours later we arrived at our campsite (which was quite nice) and settled in for the weekend. Sat & Sun we took the Metro (train) into DC and toured the typical hot (literally, it was like 100 degrees each day) spots (along with about 2 million other tourists, I think). Fortunately, many others had hot, cranky kids in tow so we didn't stick out too badly! We were able to see the new WWII memorial, the Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, Capital Building, White House, Sculpture Garden, Museum of Natural History, Air and Space Museum, and some the sights along the way. Didn't make it to all the Memorials as it was too busy and we saw everything when we were in DC a couple of years ago. We did learn that when we go again in a few years we will definitely do one of the tour buses. Little kids don't like walking all day long! :-)

Got some nice pics to share here. Not camping again until July after we return from Hawaii...not sure where we will camp yet. Will camp on the Jersey shore in August, the Maine coastline in Sept, Vermont in Oct and then probably done camping for the season.

Top three are the WWII Memorial

Looking at the Lincoln Memorial across the Reflecting Pool

Back side of the White House

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