Monday, February 21, 2011

Home Town

I've lived in the DC area my whole life. I've seen most of the museums many many times.  From grade school field trips to taking friends and family from out of town around to see everything. I've been there, done that.

Recently however we went to see a fantastic exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery.  I had never been to this museum before. How did I miss this one over all these years? And this is one museum you don't want to miss!

atrium ceiling

There's a fantastic atrium in the center and then great exhibits throughout. 

plants in the atrium

This weekend there was a celebration in honor of president's day so we went back. It was so much fun. And the great thing about all of the Smithsonian museums is that there is no admission fee.

We listened to the Marine Corps Band while Drew wrote a letter to the president 

We dressed up like presidents 

president Obama and George Washington

And then we took a little spin around the exhibits.  

Our viewing of this exhibit got cut short unfortunately because we
 had to go look for Drew's cherry tree artwork.  I want to go back, it was very cool.

I got in trouble for taking this picture :) oops, it was hard to know what areas 
you could and could not take pictures. 

So on this presidents day I'm thinking about how lucky we are to be Americans. And how especially fortunate I am to be living in our nations capital. There are so many great things to do in Washington, DC.  And we're lucky we get to take advantage of so many of them. 

Happy Presidents day

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Stitchfork said...

You look great as George!
xo Cathy

Unknown said...

This is such a great exhibit to know about - my sons are 6 and 9 and are begging to visit D.C.

Looks like you had a fantastic day!!!

jeanette from everton terrace said...

I've never been but always wanted to. My desire to visit has been growing very strong lately. Have a niece at Georgtown so I'm think I'll combine a trip with her graduation in a few years.

About Last Weekend said...

Love this post - you make a fab George and the atrium ceiling is sooo cool. But the best is the letter your kids wrote to the current President. I hope his daughters are helping him too!

Pat'sAdditon said...

The Library of Congress is another great building to visit.

Unknown said...

Julie, I have never been to DC but I know I would love it and so would my husband. He's a real history buff. How nice to share this with your son!

Anonymous said...

What a great post to celebrate President's Day.
I hope you are having a wonderful week!

quintessence said...

I've always wanted to go there!! Atrium looks lovely. So impressed that you dressed up - just LOVE your costume!!