Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Washington DC

Am I alowed to do more than one post in one day? I just thought it would be less confusing to do two different ones rather than one big boring one since I haven't been able to update for a while.

I know it sounds like we're crazy kids who just travel all the time, but this is just a one time deal so we're trying to have as many adventures as we can because we don't know if we'll ever get to do this much ever again. We have been truly fortunate to have been able to visit these places and I can't thank enough all those that have helped us on our way. Whether it was a bed to sleep in or food on the table or just someone to hang out chat with I am truly grateful for you all and I hope I can do the same for another someday.

So here we are at our nation's capital. Austin's never been here so it was my pleasure to show him around a bit even though it was about 9 years since I've been here. We got to see and do pretty much all you can do in a day, but I would recommend more than one day to try and do everything. Here's a little photo journal of our day:

First stop, the Lincoln Memorial.

Washington Monument and the famous Mall, not that kind of mall

One of the beautiful waterfalls featured at the FDR Memorial

Air and Space Museum at the Smithsonian, Houston, we have a problem.

The Capital Building. Wow!

Where George Bush lives

The Library of Congress, Beautiful!

The incredible Washington DC Temple and Visitor center. Burrrrrrr

Pumpkin Land

Last week we went on an outing to Linvilla Orchards near Philli. It was sooooo cute! They have this pumpkin patch that's huge. I've never seen so many pumpkins in one spot in my life. Mylee had so much fun posing on top of the pumpkins.'

They also have a little playground with fun toys and a cute little farm with all kinds of animals. Mylee loved feeding the horses and the sheep. We had a lot of fun and it totally got me in the Halloween mood. I think we're going to be the Flinstones this year. Mylee has the perfect little boingy hair on top of her head for pebbles.

Monday, October 13, 2008

A Week in the Big Apple

I just got back from one of the most exciting weeks of my life. If anyone's been to NY they know what I mean when I say that NYC is almost unreal. There is so much to see and do and it's almost impossible to take it in all at once. You're pretty much in a state of shock for the first few days or until you ride a NY subway elevator that smells strongly of urine. Ewwwwwww! My sister Channing was so generous to let us stay with her for the week and she was our favorite tour guide. Thanks Chan and we love you.

Here's my photo journal of our trip, enjoy:

Us in Time Square

Mylee "Clowning around" downtown

Picture with Minnie at the Disney Store

Mylee on a real police horse (cool!)

Russel Crow, yea that's really him!

Mylee and me with our good friend Meridith on the Today Show

Channing, Mylee, and me getting our 10 seconds of fame on the Today show.

(photo courtesy of Jamaica Hansen, thank you)

Mylee posing infron of an enormous balloon animal statue at the Museum of Art

Silly Mylee at the Children's museum

Us smoochin in Little Italy

Our last glimpse of Lady Liberty out our bus window as we left the city.