Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Field Trip: DC

To celebrate Spring Break on Monday, Daphne and I headed into DC on the Orange Line.  Our first stop was the Postal Museum.  All of the Smithsonian Museums are so great, and they really try to make it interesting for kids.  At this one, Daphne got to start a stamp collection, write a card to a soldier, play in a stagecoach, and learn about Owney, the postal mascot dog.  They had the actual dog there, all taxidermied, and I didn't take a picture because I thought it was a little disturbing.  But it's a nice story if you want to google it.

Things worked out so that after the museum, we were able to meet Uncle Jeff for lunch at Carmine's, and then hook up with Grandpa for the afternoon.  First stop: Pitango Gelato.  

Then, we went to the National Portrait Gallery, which is my new favorite Smithsonian.  Daphne got to see Juliette Gordon Low, founder of the Girl Scouts and the original "Daisy."

She also got to see George Washington.  She looks mad, but she's trying to look "presidential."  She is carrying a George Washington doll from the Discovery Kit they have for kids who visit the museum.


At the end, we got to go into a room and make sculptures.  Daphne got to tape stuff to other stuff!  And I think Grandpa kind of enjoyed it too.  It was a good day.

I love DC.  There are trains and people and action.  I need some city every once in a while.

Part 2 of Spring break starts today.  Off to have a sleep-over with Grandma, Grandpa, Uncle Jeff, and Scout.  Yay!

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