On the way....................some small farms.
This is Harrisburg in the distance.
The next morning, we caught a train to Union station to do some sight seeing in the city. This is the second biggest station in the world - apparently.
There were lots of shops and amazing things to eat!
We waited outside Union station for our trolley tour bus which we hopped on and off all day and had a tour of the city. We waited awhile and the 2 buses that went by were full so we wanted to give our tickets back as we were concerned that it was going to be a long wait at every stop as there were SO MANY people!! (Easter Friday) The stops were suppose to be a 10 minute wait. Anyway, we were told that we had to wait at least half an hour before we could give our tickets back, so we went outside to wait again. After about 10 minutes, the bus came and we were just about to get on when we realized that Duncan was missing. My heart skipped a beat! Phil ran back into the station and found Duncan waiting just where he had been with Phil earlier. He realized we were gone and just waited for us to find him. We told him that that was the right thing to do instead of trying to look for us. He got a big fright and so did we but thankfully we were all together again. (I feel like I aged about 2 years after that!)
We went to an art museum which was part of the Smithsoneum museums. It was very interesting.
This was made with emty paint containers squirting paint out. I thought it was really clever.
And bottles...............the boys loved this kind of art! Thanks to their auntie Margie who gave them an appreciation for 3D art and they did some 3D art in the garden with her when she came to visit us.
The Vietnam Veterans memorial. The wall of remembrance which had the names of all those who died in the Vietnmese war.
And finally we got to the Lincoln memorial.
The White House! It was so different being there and a bit of an anticlimax, not sure why. I expected more security and I didn`t realize it was right in the middle of the city and hussle and bussle. I would think that the presidents house would be a bit more out of the way?