Our second day started with a metro ride into the city.
It's on to the second day of our D.C. adventures. If you missed Spring Break in D.C. — Day 1, you better go check it out before you read this blog.
First, we parked outside of the city and rode the metro into town. This mode of transportation saves the hassle of traffic and parking Hondie. Our first stop of the morning was the Capitol. We went on a guided tour where you watch an introductory film, and then a guide walks you through two main rooms of the Capitol. The headphones glitched occasionally, but in the end, I can see why they do it. You only hear your guide, not the handfuls of other guides and tourists. But whatever you do, make sure you show up early so you can get pass the security. We almost had a fatal run in with tardiness. . . .
Jay and Cole are all smiles as we start our first day in D.C. at the Jefferson Memorial.
Look who came to visit for spring break!?! Jay! While it was really only spring break for the law school student, Jay and I took some time off work as well to enjoy the sights and fun of D.C. Jay saw and did more than he probably thought possible in those few days — including a few near-death experiences by bike collision. Below is a photo blog of the day. . . .
A game to educate children about global warming isn't new, but a board game made of ice is. GEOlino, a German children's science magazine, created MELTDOWN, a game where you have to save the polar bears before the ice from you freezer melts. The company's video explains it well.
When you gaze around our apartment complex, little lights dazzle again 8 inches of slush snow piled around the parking lot. Then you turn around. Our building doesn't have the same sparkle. The window don't glimmer with the same glow. Oh yeah, that's right, when the power went out Wednesday, it didn't come back on the same day for us like it did for those around us.
This is what our apartment looks like. Black. . . .
Back in 2000, when I basically only watched the Disney channel, this little gem of an Aaron Cater video played. It's pretty typical Aaron Carter. Pretty typical Disney. Pretty much cheese-tastic. If you haven't seen it, you need to watch it. If you have, you should probably watch it again.