Happy Hump Day! I have great news, baby Sophia is recovering from open heart surgery as we speak! The surgery went great! Her little chest will be open for 24-48 hours during the initial healing process and after that she will spend 2-5 weeks recovering in the hospital. We are praising the Lord for protecting her during this time. Thanks all for the prayers too :)
I decided to break our Washington D.C. trip into 2 blog posts for each of days we spent exploring :) Here we are getting ready to head out on a 6 hour drive at 6 in the morning. We were so excited to get on the road and begin our adventure! The drive was pretty much a straight shot up the interstate so we were able to talk for hours and listen to some good music. We have certain artists and cds that are usually our "go-to" music for road trips--John Mayer, DMB, and Mumford and Sons. Something about those easy tunes makes the trip go by quicker.
When you face the opposite way from the Capitol you can see the Washington Monument. Here is Greg all smiles with seeing everything. Because of an earthquake there last year, the monument had a crack and was in the process of being repaired. You can kinda see all the support braces around it. By the way, the weather was absolutely gorgeous while we were there. It was actually a little chilly which I was NOT prepared for at all.
After walking what seemed like a mile down the mall we came to the Lincoln Memorial. As you can see, it was packed this weekend in DC. There were tons of people everywhere! It was crazy because the majority of people were foreigners. We heard all kind of different languages and accents.
Here we are with the Washington Monument behind us. I was freezing! It was so much fun getting to experience so many new things with my husband. We really had a great time bonding over this trip and pushing each other to do and see more while we were there.
Oh, another thing. Apparently there is an annual bike rally on Memorial Day weekend with over 250,000 bikers. Needless to say, they were everywhere while we were there. Most of them were veterans and supporters of POW-MIA. It was awesome to see all the patriotism displayed.
Most of this day was spent seeing what all there was to do and looking at all the historical buildings. We also went in the National Museum of American History. We were amazed at all the real artifacts that were a big part of our history.
Be Blessed and Happy Blogging :)