Sunday, August 14, 2011

Summer Update- Part 2

So, picking up where I last left off of our summer adventures:

In July, we took Amelia on her first plane trip to Virginia/Washington, D.C. We spent a wonderful family-fun-filled weekend with Neal's grandmother, Aunt, Uncle, and cousins. There was lots and lots of swimming, which Amelia just loved. We also were able to have a family reunion of sorts with people from all over Virginia & West Virginia. It was good to see some of these people we only see once every year or so.




Our first trip into D.C. we visited the Air and Space Museum...with about 7.4 million other people, as well as the Native American Museum with about 4 people. (Let's just say it wasn't that the most popular attraction in town, but the building itself is fabulous!)

Neal & Amelia in front of the Amelia Earhart section

On the 4th, we dared to travel into D.C. for the festivities there! Heard the concert in the National Cathedral, and toured the beautiful gardens on the ground there.




Visited with Brian in his digs up in Georgetown and enjoyed some tasty watermelon!



And then, for the grande finale of the day, watched the concert and fireworks on the lawn of the Capitol building. It is always such fun to be in our nation's capitol on the day that we celebrate our declaration of independence...and apparently the entire eastern seaboard thinks so too, because they are all there with us!!