Sunday, April 5, 2009

The Murray's Take on D.C.: Part 2

Our day started off at 7 a.m. and we were out the door by 8 to get on the Metro to go to the Cherry Blossom Parade and Japanese Festival in D.C. Our ride on the metro there was the worst experience we have had, we were suck standing holding the girls packed in like sardines! The girls were so squished that they just screamed... and screamed. We finally got off the metro just to stand in line for 15 minutes to get off the platform and get up the one and only escalator. But we finally made it to the parade route and well lets just say that the parade was less inspiring (the worst parade I have ever seen...) ... it pretty much sucked and we left and had to stand in line for 45 minutes to get lunch. I am sure you could imagine how much fun that was with two 1 year olds... we ate and determined that there was to many people to push strollers through the crowds around the Japanese & Cherry blossom festival, so we went to the war memorials and the Lincoln memorial/reflecting pool!




Overall it was nice just to get out with the family and try something new... but Reed and I both agree that we have earned some major Parental Kudos for braving the Metro and 100,000+ people in D.C. this weekend... but some of those kudos should be taken away because we all got sun burned, even the babies... bad mommy/daddy I know...
















The girls were very, very tired after being out all day! This was them on the way home...

2 comments:

Ashley Nicole said...

Think of it this way...you all got your vitamin d for the day! I can always turn a bad into a good. If that doesn't help remember an old tried and true of min: WHAT DOESN'T KILL YOU ONLY MAKES YOU STRONGER!

Stephanie said...

I completely agree with Ashley! Looks like fun, though. (Well, not the parade part.)