Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Washington DC, Pt. 1

I've been procrastinating this post for too long and I just need to do it! So here we are.

We flew out on Wednesday the 1st. The first flight to Dallas, Brody wasn't the most cooperative. But the second flight he slept the entire time! Bliss! It was great. After arriving at the house we took a complete tour, and it was incredible. It was basically a 1870s home remodeled with updated fixtures. It seriously was amazing! Yeah, I was real bad at taking pictures...

Thursday we took off for the lake. We went wake boarding, swimming, and jet skiing. The water was wonderfully warm! And we had perfect weather.

Here's Brody with Grandma looking at the cow...He loved it.
There house had a beautiful view of rolling green hills and trees!
The next day we spent in DC. But first had to drive 2 hours...lets just say we did a lot of driving...good "bonding" time. haha.
The center of Washington DC.
That night there was a rehearsal of "A Capital Fourth."
It was blistering hot but it was all worth it when we got to see the sesame street Muppet's and Natasha Bedingfield sing!
Since it was a rehearsal, basically every performer messed up. Like Barry Manilow, yes that's right ladies, Barry Manilow said "Happy New Year" on accident. And Aretha Franklin sang also, however, I personally thought she did terrible.

On the Forth of July, Instead of staying on DC (it was so darn packed, that it wasn't fun at all) we jumped on the Metro and went to Arlington Cemetery. What an amazing experience to see all the graves of men and women who have died for our country.
We watched the changing of the guards at the tomb of the unknown soldier. What honor these men have for our country! This was probably one of my favorite days in Washington.
Later on we headed back to our family spot. We sat right beneath the Washington memorial and watched the fire works!
Here is some of our crowd. Why aren't we wearing red white and blue you ask? Let's just say there were millions of people their and you could seriously spot us from a mile away. No we aren't betraying ASU! haha. The fireworks were seriously amazing. But Lance and I both agree, Sierra Vista's show is very comparable. If anyone wants to see an awesome fireworks show S.V.'s is AMAZING!!!
*more to come*


Heather said...

That's so funny that you said the fireworks were just as good as Sierra Vista. My parents were so impressed with the show either...considering it was at the CAPITAL. Anyhoo...L-O-V-E-D the pics. Broady is such a cutie pie.

Karen said...

What a great experience.
Go Barry!

Heather said...

correction: my parents WERE NOT so impressed.

The Clawson's said...

really? I thought they were awesome, but have you seen SVs? They are awesome too.

Heather said...

Yeah, I've been to the SV ones several times. They rule. It's not that they didn't think they were good, they just said that it wasn't as long and didn't have as many fireworks as they thought it would. They did like it though. :D

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