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Archive for May 2011

Washington DC

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

In April I flew in to Baltimore, then took the MARC to Union Station in Washington DC.

I love the ceiling of Union Station

Christopher Columbus statue in front of Union Station

Exterior of Union Station

Shawn met me at Union Station and we took a Trolley Tour, which was a great way to see all the monuments.
Navy Memorial

Jefferson Memorial


Washington Monument


National Archives, we didn't have enough time to go inside.
Capitol

After the trolley tour, we walked around the grounds of the Capitol.




After walking around the Capitol, we got back on the trolley to go to the Lincoln Monument.

Next we walked to the White House.



The next day we went to the National Museum of American History. It was so incredibly inspiring to see the flag that inspired the Star Spangled Banner.

We ate lunch at Gordon Biersch

After lunch we went to the National Museum of Natural History. We both loved this museum.


For dinner we went to Bibiana's and met my aunt there, who was also vacationing in DC the same time we were.



Our last day in DC we went to the National Gallery of Art, and then I flew back home.

Velcro

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Megan makes having a prosthetic look very natural, and sometimes I forget that she has trouble with a few things that I take for granted. I've never worried about walking out of my flip-flops (that's what my toes are for), but for Megan it's a problem. She decided that putting velcro on her foot would solve this problem, and I helped her apply the velcro to her foot and shoe.

 (Her foot is so dirty because she's borrowing it. The foot she has doesn't have a split toe, so she can't wear flip-flops with it.)

Success!

Colonial Williamsburg

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

As I mentioned in this post, Shawn and I went to Williamsburg in February. I wanted to post more pictures about this trip before I posted about my more recent trips. We went President's Day weekend, and we were so blessed to have beautiful weather!

 Sheep at Peyton Randolph House

 Peyton Randolph House. This house wasn't open but the property was beautiful.

 St George Tucker House

 weapons storage at the Magazine


 Apothecary

 Coffee House

 The Capitol

 Cabinetmaker (what we call a furniture maker). This was my favorite building.

 Inside the cabinetmaker

 Governor's Palace

 The Milliner

 Bruton Parish Church, George Washington attended services here. The church is still conducting services today.

 Governor's Palace


 weapons on the wall of the entry in the Governor's Palace, a show of power

 gardens of the Palace



 vegetable gardens

cheese shop in Merchant's Square. Our favorite was the white cheese on the left. Unfortunately, we can't remember what it's called.