The time got closer, we went shopping for nice clothes to wear packed up the car and headed out! We had a hotel booked for our stay, Nana was going to stay at the hotel with Nick and then we were going to all go check out DC and head to the National Zoo on the 5th.
Half way threw our 6hour drive drive we stopped to eat and headed into Walmart for new dual DVD player for the car because ours busted a few months before hand and the kids were getting antsy. Once we made it to DC and to our hotel we realized there were no lights on anywhere! Andrew and I go into the hotel while Nana waits and sure enough a storm had rolled in before us and there was no power and everything was electronic so there was no way of checking in or getting into the rooms! So after a while of arguing on weather we should wait or just attempt to find another hotel we decided it was late we were exhausted and needed to rest and went across the street. Yes, right across the street the hotel had lights on! Which of course made mommy upset because we had already paid for this hotel but I got over it and we went across the street.
We made it in time to take the kids down to the pool for a bit before it closed and then we all passed out after watching some toons. The following morning Daddy went and got us milk and doughnuts and we started getting ready and headed out to the White House.
It was a long walk to the Metro station (at least for me since I was 32 weeks pregnant). It was mine and Hailey's first time ever riding Metro (Andrew has in St Louis). I will admit I was a nervous, it was pretty crowded and was a big event to go to. However we made it there safely and it was interesting to say the least! As we walked around DC people were extremely rude. It didn't matter weather we were in a store and purchasing something or if we were just walking on the side walk. We had a while to wait so we went and grabbed something to eat and then headed over to get in the line for our evening.
After the fireworks we headed back to Metro, which was incredibly crowded. We made our way to the back car and waited and lucky for us we pretty much got an empty car. Nick was still awake when we got to the hotel so we hung out and then all passed out!
The following morning we went to the Iwo Jima Memorial and then to the National Zoo. I must say that I could go without going there again for the rest of my life! It was either up hill or down (steep hill). I don't know it just wasn't our thing the kids enjoyed it a bit however the weather was awful and we were just done! lol so we got into the car and made our 6hour drive home!