On June 9th after work, we loaded up the Yukon and headed east. Destination? Washington DC en route to Outer Banks, NC.
We drove about 5 hours the first night and stopped about 2-3 hours outside of Washington DC.
This trip made possible by doTerra oils (shameless plug).
Our family has recently started using essential oils. For pretty much everything. Anyhow, Ava gets super car sick. Anything more than an hour and she is super sick. It's horrible. So I was nervous prior to this trip and did a little research. Peppermint and Ginger is where it's at. She never once complained and never really even talked about it. I was so happy!! But now every time we get in a car she says "do I need oils?"
Between the oils and their iPads, the girls did excellent in the car!
We got up the next morning and dressed in our red, white, and blue. Hey, we were going to the Nation's capital.
We made a couple of stops for the girls to get their wiggles out.
We checked into our hotel and headed to the concierge desk to work on a tour. My most favorite Ava story happened at this time.
Guy at the concierge desk: "Hello, where are you from?"
Ha! Man, I could eat her face. But that also scored them milk and cookies. The gentleman working the desk loved the girls and sent them up goodies!!
We ended up booking a night tour that would take us around to the monuments and The White House. So we decided to walk over to China Town and check it out. It was actually smaller than we anticipated but we got some yummy food!
It was pretty hot so we went in a few shops and took a taxi back to the hotel. But Ava was super excited about her Chinese cookies!
We had some time to kill before the night tour so headed down to the hotel pool for an hour.
At 7pm, we boarded our tour bus and the girls were pretty bored while the guy went over all the rules and explaining the tour.
We drove around the city and were able to get off at a few spots to see things we wanted to.
The Treasury Building
And then Ava's highlight of the day. 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. The White House.
The World War II Memorial
Franklin D Roosevelt Memorial
And we ended the day at the Lincoln Memorial that was beyond amazing! It's HUGE!!!
We were pretty tired by this time. Both of the girls passed out on the bus on the way back. But we had a wonderful first day in DC!