Lucky for us folks in DC, even with the debt crisis and recession threatening all government services from libraries to defense spending; they've still kept the museums open and chilled.
We met some friends for an event at the National Gallery of Art. It happened to be too old for my kids and they were not allowed to participate. But we had a good day exploring the various modes of public transportation and perusing the museum.
Our diesel Jetta gets average 50mpg, but paying for parking in DC can run up a bill. We took the bus:
|Taking the opportunity to practice reading numbers on buses
|That's a bumpy road... We get to talk about what we're seeing, hearing, feeling
|kaio discovered the wind out of the vent turned the propeller
to the metro:
|Watching a pigeon beyond the tracks
|More wind making the propellers move
|Walking with our buddies in the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden
Who says that preschoolers are too young to appreciate art? Kaio especially loved all the naked butts! He's got a thing for butts (it's a Brazilian thing).
Nala tagged along with the stroller, playing mommy.
The gallery is beautiful. The kids took to the statues and fountains. We discussed what is "Art" and they agreed that they like it.
|throwing a penny in the fountain
The long metro ride home, and I ended up with two sleeping puppies. When the train arrived at our stop I had to wake up Kaio and carry Nala. Bench pressing her can count as my workout for the day.