2014 – Washington D.C.

Day 10 Washington DC

We got up again and went to breakfast at 6:30. It was scrumptious. After breakfast, everyone else once again crashed some more and I enjoyed the scenery. We went for a lunch at 12:00, hamburgers for everyone and cheesecake for dessert. Our last train meal for this trip. Our train was already about an hour … Continue reading »

Categories: 2014 - Washington D.C. | 1 Comment

Day 9 Washington DC

Once again we got up early for breakfast at 6:30. After an okay breakfast, back to the rooms where everyone crashed again (except me, cause I don’t want to miss anything). At Indianapolis, we were only an hour late so not too bad. We will see if we can make up some time into Chicago. … Continue reading »

Categories: 2014 - Washington D.C. | 2 Comments

Day 8 Washington DC

Again today we did not have to start out too early. Our train was not scheduled to depart until 11:05. We left our hotel around 9:00 and took a DC Circulator bus straight to Washington Union Station. Wouldn’t you know, the day we leave is a VERY comfortable day weather-wise. It was 73 and breezy … Continue reading »

Categories: 2014 - Washington D.C. | 2 Comments

Day 7 Washington DC

We slept in a little this morning because the museums do not open until 10. Our first stop was the Natural History Museum. We posed with some “augmented reality” dinosaurs… Then we headed over to the American History Museum. Dorothy’s Ruby slippers… Abe’s top hat… We looked and looked and we were happy to find … Continue reading »

Categories: 2014 - Washington D.C. | Comments Off on Day 7 Washington DC

Day 7 Washington DC

We slept in a little this morning because the museums do not open until 10. Our first stop was the Natural History Museum. We posed with some “augmented reality” dinosaurs… Then we headed over to the American History Museum. Dorothy’s Ruby slippers… Abe’s top hat… We looked and looked and we were happy to find … Continue reading »

Categories: 2014 - Washington D.C. | 2 Comments

Day 6 Washington DC

Another early morning this morning. Michael decided to have breakfast in bed. Then we rode Metro way out to Huntington where while we were waiting for a connecting bus, another retake…   Then we took the bus to Mount Vernon, the home of George Washington.   George Washington’s tomb… We then returned to the DC … Continue reading »

Categories: 2014 - Washington D.C. | 1 Comment

Day 6 Washington DC

Another early morning this morning. Michael decided to have breakfast in bed. Then we rode Metro way out to Huntington where while we were waiting for a connecting bus, another retake…   Then we took the bus to Mount Vernon, the home of George Washington.   George Washington’s tomb… We then returned to the DC … Continue reading »

Categories: 2014 - Washington D.C. | Comments Off on Day 6 Washington DC

Day 5 Washington DC

This is one of the days I warned my family about. It was a long, long day and both tough and rewarding. We started out early. We had to be to the White House by 8:15am. After getting through security, we walked around the East Wing and the lower level of the Mansion. No pictures … Continue reading »

Categories: 2014 - Washington D.C. | 3 Comments

Day 4 Washington DC

We did not have to start out too early this morning which was nice. We had breakfast in the hotel room. Then, we took a circulator bus to the U.S. Capitol. We passed by the Supreme Court where there was quite a ruckus going on. With the help of the Thompsons, we got a staff … Continue reading »

Categories: 2014 - Washington D.C. | 3 Comments

Day 3–Washington DC

The day started early again with breakfast in the dining car at 6:30. Railroad French Toast! Our train was running about two hours behind schedule when we woke up. We made a stop in Cumberland where we (very quickly) attempted to recreate a picture from 2006…   Right after we departed Cumberland, we noticed the … Continue reading »

Categories: 2014 - Washington D.C. | 3 Comments