Thursday, December 27, 2007

Washington DC - Day Two

Today we parked at Union Station and showed the family the Japanese Internment Memorial on our way to the Air and Space Museum. As the day came to a close we walked back via the Capitol steps (as close as you can get without the official tour).

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

US Botanic Garden Again

We had family up for Christmas so we took them downtown to see the sites. We took them to see the wonderful Christmas display at the Botanic Garden on our first day out. It was a big hit.

This is a Star Cactus from the endangered plants display.
Squared Circle Star Cactus

Saturday, December 08, 2007

US Botanic Garden

Today we stumbled upon the Botanic Garden's Christmas exhibit. There was a large model train set up outside, and inside were models of famous DC buildings made entirely out of natural items like bark, acorns, corn husks, and pine cones. It was lots of fun. :)

We thought of Biff :)

An All Natural Capitol...

Thursday, November 29, 2007

National Zoo

We spent a wonderful day at the zoo. One of the things that made it special was that we got to see it with a new friend of ours who visits the zoo often and knows the animals by name. Many of them recognized her and put on playful shows for us. It was a very special experience.

Silly Mei :)

Asian Small Clawed Otter

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Hiking at Triadelphia

We spent a chilly autumn morning stomping through the woods behind our church.

One of many feathers we saw.
Feather: The Poofy Part

Saturday, November 03, 2007

Edwards Ferry & Whites Ferry

We visited two locations on the C & O Canal today. This photo was taken on the boat ramp of Edwards Ferry.
Indirect Family

We saw some cool bugs at Whites Ferry. This pupa was attached to the old stonework of the canal.
Indirect Pupa

Box Elder Bugs
Wee Beastie #3

Monday, October 22, 2007

The Kittens are Growing

We found homes for two of the kittens, and we are keeping the other two. They are growing so fast!
My Happy Furry Afternoons

Saturday, October 20, 2007

US National Arboretum

Beth was feeling left out, so we visited the Arboretum again. :)
Beth and William in the Circle

One of William's pictures from this day.
One of Beth's pictures from this day.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Washington DC at Night

I highly recommend visiting the monuments and memorials at night. The designers have really thought out the lighting of them, and they take on a new personality when the sun goes down.
FDR, from Fala's Point of View

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Great Falls, Virginia

We hiked the Patowmack Canal trail and viewed Great Falls today. The water level at the falls was so low! This picture is near the North end of the canal.

Reflections on the Patowmack Canal