Mason has been asking to fly for a long time, though it’s not mine nor Mike’s favorite thing to do. However, one of our family resolutions for the year was to travel more, so we decided to plan a family trip far enough to hop on a plane. When my best friend told me that she and her husband would be stationed in Washington, DC this summer, I knew it was the perfect destination. The flights from Tallahassee were easy and inexpensive, and I knew we all would enjoy the sights.
We left Tallahassee at 6 am (Mike booked the flights… I will not be doing that again), so we were all groggy. Still, the kids were fantastic and were not nervous at all. They both loved being in the air! We traveled as light as possible and did not take a stroller but, honestly, I wish we would have so we would have had it for Jules in the city.
As soon as we arrived at our hotel, The Liason, we immediately set out to see sights. We purposely chose this area, because we wanted to be near the Capitol and Mall. It was perfect— but the walking quickly became too much for the kids, even Mason. I learned a lot about traveling with little ones this go around.
We saw a ton that afternoon, though. Our first stop was The Capitol.
Mike, our fearless leader, then took us on a stroll of the Mall. The kids were troopers, though we were all exhausted by the time we decided to have a late lunch at Old Ebbitt Grill. We had been up since 3 am.
After a delicious meal, we headed over to the White House. The kids wanted to see “where that bad guy lives,” though we had to explain that we can vote for a Republican replacement soon. We were not able to book a tour, sadly, but it was nice to see it in person and share the experience with the babies. President Obama was giving a speech while we were there, and I hoped to catch a glimpse of him, so we hung out for a bit and met a sweet girl from New Hampshire who kept us entertained.
In the end, we were thrilled to meet British reporter Neil Munro from The Daily Caller, as he was leaving the White House press conference. He was hysterical, and he and Mike shared tales of life in London.