Friday, we went to the national mall and it was absolutely empty. Granted it was 10AM and a weekday, but I just couldn't believe how deserted it was. We parked (for free even!) on Madison St directly in front of the carousel. Here we are in front of the west building of the national art museum. See how empty??
Anna fell asleep at the Museum of American Art and slept all the way to the Lincoln Memorial (and that's 2 miles of power strollering.)
Back at the car, Anna went for a quick ride on the carousel while I fed Sonja who would have preferred lunch at the Lincoln Memorial and made that point the entire walk back...
Then we picked up my dad and squeaked out of the city before Friday traffic really got going. It was fun seeing everything, but being in big cities stresses me out. Even though it was pretty quiet at the mall and we didn't have terrible traffic, I was on level 10 hyperawareness until we were back in good ol' Anne Arundel county.
That night, we went down to Annapolis to dinner on the harbor. I really like Annapolis. Especially after being in DC. Anyway, my parents stayed at a hotel nearby Friday night and we had all day Saturday before they flew out that evening. It was a fun time.