Once the boys had a chance to run around and get the lay of the land, we loaded up in the car and went into town for dinner. The Boys loved watching the boats.
And they were totally impressed by this kid making art on the street. (WE had to circle back after dinner & ice cream.)
Our dinner at Frontier House (?) was really delicious. Jiro and Enrique shared a huge steak dinner. It was really cute. We were all so busy catching up that I didn't take any pictures. My dinner was really pretty though--lump crab meat with bibb lettuce, lots of fresh fruit and avocado.
After dinner there was some ice cream, some more strolling, and then back to Kate's house to watch a movie. I went down to bed around 10:30pm I think. The boys continued to run around until about 3am when I begged them to go to sleep! They were about to set up a board game!
They did finally sleep and Carlos came over with donuts, eggs, and bacon around 10am. We had a nice breakfast and then headed into DC for the day. (Thankfully I did not have to drive!)
We started off at one of the art museums that was apparently famous for its cafeteria chicken tenders. It's true.
In the cafeteria, Satchel saw a replica of a Thibeaux painting he studied at Snowden. Carlos went to inquire as to whether there were any actual Thibeaux paintings we could see and we were directed to the National Portrait Museum. So after lunch we headed that way, but made a stop at the Air & Space Museum first.
The boys ran off to do their own thing for the most part, but insisted they check out the monkey (Abel?) who went to space, later died from an infection, and then was stuffed and put on display!
They all managed to get super thirsty while walking around, but refused to drink out of the water fountain because it was "gross." Really? So, we got them some bottled water outside, but they had to sit through another group photo.
Then we went to the National Portrait Museum, which was awesome. In addition to three Thibeaux paintings, we saw tons of other cool stuff.
The boys started losing steam after an hour or so, so we had to promise to feed them again. But not until I had one more group shot!
Now, I know we were in a city full of awesome restaurants, but we had six mouths to feed and still several hours worth of sight seeing to do. So, standing there outside the museum I spotted a Chipotle and the monkeys went wild! Ha!
Once sated we headed towards the monuments. First up, Lincoln. (Note Santi's photobomb.)
And I love this outtake with Enrique's photobomb.
I appreciate that Carlos made this day educational.
And that tourists did their part too. Want to guess what this group is doing?
I'll give you a hint.
Yes, the dude is laying on the grass so that it looks like the Washington Monument is his penis. Turns out it was actually two teens with their parents staging that photo! Ha! The boys were inspired to take pictures that looked like they were licking, punching and holding the monument.
Up close it is even more spectacular.
Next was the Jefferson monument. And then FDR. And then MLK! I had never been to any of them. It was dark by now and extra fun, I think. FDR's monument was my absolute favorite. It had tons of quotes that read like they could be spoken today.
We made it back to Annapolis around 10pm and no one had trouble sleeping, that's for sure!
One more day to go. Stay tuned.
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