The Trip to DC with My Girl … in Pictures!

My girl and I just got back from her class trip to DC. We actually got home late Tuesday night and have literally been holed up ever since. The trip was fantastic. We accomplished more there in four days than could ever have been possible had I been in charge. (Thanks, Mr. Hill.)

To name only a few of the highlights:


The Pentagon Memorial, The Korean War Memorial and The Washington Monument

IMG_9652Selfies with Mr. Lincoln (my apologies for the occasional decapitation)


Mount Vernon …


… where (as promised) we froze our butts off.


Followed by the requisite puppet show on the bus spoofing Dirty Dancing with our founding fathers. “Nobody puts Martha in a corner.”


The Smithsonian museums where we saw priceless relics like Abe’s hat, Dorothy’s slippers and Archie’s chair.


Oh, and these amazing people who drove an hour to visit. (Love you, Bugaj family!)


The Berlin Wall at the Newseum, The Holocaust Museum and The Library of Congress


Arlington Cemetery, where we watched the Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Solider … in the snow!


The snow kind of took over at that point.


The U.S. Marines Memorial, The White House and the tallest man in Washington DC, unofficially.


A little movie recreation magic. Just for fun.


A hauntingly beautiful picture at the National Portrait Gallery that captured us all. Plus my pitiful attempt to “Ferris Bueller” it.


Hands down, the hottest picture of Lincoln I’ve ever seen.

Yes, for those who have been with me a while, I did take this same trip a few years ago with my son. And it was equally enjoyable, informative and enlightening.


However, there was one significant difference between that trip and this one.


Southern girls just aren’t built for that kind of cold. 

My sincerest thanks to World Strides, Richard Hill and all the SCS parents and kids who came on the trip with us. Viv and I made memories that we will never forget.

MamaKat writing prompt: Something that made you smile this week.


9 responses to “The Trip to DC with My Girl … in Pictures!

  1. Looks like a fun trip! You got out just in time. We are expecting a record breaking low tomorrow morning. The high predicted for the day: 19 degrees. Brrrrrrrrr.

  2. Hope you’re feeling better soon! And thank you for sharing your trip with us. I’m sorry it was so cold here in the EAST COAST but your smiles warmed everything up!

    So glad you had such a memorable time with your daughter. 🙂

  3. I used to live in D.C., and I miss it! I was there when they opened the Korean War Memorial, and I used to spend entire summers in the National Gallery of Art. Glad you had a fun time, but sorry you’re sick. Feel better soon.

  4. No wonder those photos made you smile, everyone in them was definitely smiling big! I’ve never been to DC but would love to go – just not at this time of year!

  5. I am Canadian but I think JFK was the shizz… LOL

  6. jenpiercedwonderings

    I love DC! It looks like y’all had a great time. I think my mother-in-law and I going to be there this summer for a mother/daughter trip with her childhood best friend and her daughter (as my MIL only had boys, I’m happy to stand in; she’s a great woman). I can’t wait to go!

  7. FUN! We were SOOOOO happy to see your faces. I’m sad I missed the play on the bus. 😛

    Can’t wait to see you guys again! xoxox

  8. You and Lincoln make a gorgeous couple!

  9. Look at you having a good time in the snow! Come on up north – we have even more snow to share but fewer interesting cultural and historical sites.

    Is your daughter really the same height as you or was she in heels and you in flats?

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