On March 20th, Nick was scheduled to preach at Washington, D.C for church. With it being the beginning of our spring break we decided to make a mini vacation out of it for the kids. We left Saturday morning at 1am and drove straight to Washington. It was a 11 hour trip which wasn't too bad. Our first stop was lunch and we chose a really yummy authentic Chinese place. It had high reviews so we went for it.
|We picked 3 different meals, plus two appetizers for our family of 6 and it was plenty of food.|
|Space Shuttle Discovery|
|We went to the top of the control tower observation deck to look out. We all look like we just were in the car for 11 hours!!|
|Persian Restaurant: We ordered 3 dishes again for us all. Plenty of food. We had lamb kabob, ground beef mixture kabob, and a fish kabob with lots of piles of rice and seasonings for it. Roasted tomatoes and onions.|
|For dinner sunday night we were invited to the Steffens house for a meal and to celebrate Liam's 7th birthday. Doreen did such an amazing job on cake and the meal was so delicious.|
|There it is.....THE WHITE HOUSE|
We then walked to the World War II memorial.
|At the World War II memorial taking a break to eat our "lunch" that we had packed.|
Ahhhh, it was FINALLY time to sit down to a meal. This night we chose German. OH. MY. GOODNESS....was this by far the best meal(in my opinion). Once again we went by reviews to choose this place. It was 4pm so the restaurant was literally empty. Which I was thankful for. We again ordered three meals, and because we were so hungry we could have eaten more, but we knew we had snacks and drinks back at the hotel(each night the hotel furnishes snacks and drinks).
|We ordered Rinderroulade, Huhnerschnitzel, and a Wurstfeast.|
After this long day we were exhausted and wanted to go have a simpler dinner. Keeping with our international theme we decided to go to an local Australian steakhouse: Outback!
On our last day we drove down to Mt. Vernon to tour George Washington's home. This might have been my favorite day and perhaps that was because by the afternoon it was 72 degrees and sunny. (talk about extreme weather conditions....we got to washington with snow coming down and we leave a few days later with 70 degrees).
After Mt. Vernon we drove back to the National Mall and did a speed tour of the American History Museum. We had an hour to quick walk through the spots that interested us most.