We only made it to 1/2 of 1 of the Smithsonian museums and a fraction of another one. We saw the Hope Diamond at the Natural History one, and then we spent the rest of the day until closing at the American History museum and we still didn't see the ruby slippers, or Lincoln's hat or many other things! We did get to see Washington's sword and the windsurfing exhibit, however, and I have a picture of Nicole's attempt to master the sport below (she actually did very well!):
Anyway, back at the museum, they basically had to kick us out at 5:30pm when they close (why so early?? argh!), so Tim and the kids had fun playing some football and soccer on the mall while I talked to our power of attorney about the closing. Then we drove over to the Jefferson Memorial at dusk (got a little lost along the way) and by the time we were done there it was after 8:30pm! Tim and a couple of the kids were starving, so we started heading home and praying for a cheap place to find dinner. We noticed an organic food market, so we stopped there and bought wonderful healthy meals for all of us AND some food supplies for the camper for around $60 (that's cheap for Washington)!! Only 1 drawback - no tables - we had to eat it in our car!! The people there were SO nice, though - it was called Yes! Organic Food Market and it is a chain we will be on the lookout for from now on! Well, that's the full report for today. Not exactly sure what's on the agenda for tomorrow, but will keep you posted!