While I tweak my first DC post, grandson #2 sent me a few of his thoughts about our trip. These two kids were absolute dreams to travel with…no whining, no complaining, no arguements…I’m NOT kidding. Whatever we suggested, they were game. There was a couple of times I was hoping they say, “We’d rather go back to the hotel.” Granny’s knee was screaming but we kept marching onward! When you get Big Boss on a trip (FINALLY), he’s like a coon dog on scent…you can’t slow him down!
Every morning, they would get ready look at me and ask, “Where are we going today?”. And no matter how I answered, they were ready! Way different than traveling with your own kids. Grands are really, really, REALLY GRAND!!!
So here’s #2’s thoughts. The photos are his!
My favorite thing was by far the Washington Monument. We bought our tickets for 7:00 p.m. with Paw at about 11:00 that morning. We waited until 7:00 that night. The line was a bit backed up but we waited for only a half an hour and then proceeded in to the Washington Monument. As we entered the base of the monument, we had to, of course, go through security. On our way up an educated man fed us fact after fact until we made it to the top. The view was breathtaking! To the front of the monument you could see the Capitol building. To the back you could see the Jefferson Memorial and the Pentagon. To the right and left you could see the endless expanse of Washington D.C.
We asked a gentleman at the front desk (of our hotel)for a good place to eat and he recommended a restaurant called the Black Finn, Dick’s BBQ, Dunkin’ Donuts, and a bunch of other restaurants. We ended up choosing the Black Finn. I ordered a hamburger, Paw ordered a steak, Braeden and Meemaw both ordered a salad. It was absolutely the best food I have ever eaten in my entire life.
I was especially moved by the Holocaust Museum. The shear horror that the Jews and other people had to go through was absolutely unbelievable. I do think that if you go to the Holocaust Museum you will exit that building a moved person, and a changed person. I would make that a top destination on a trip to D.C.