Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Wordless Wednesday: The National Mall & Museums

I headed into D.C. this past weekend and went to the Air & Space Museum and the Museum of Natural History. I also rode the Metro (subway) for the first time by myself. The other times we’ve gone to D.C. my brother rode with me and the kids. It was a zoo because they were getting ready for the inauguration.
Hot Air Balloon
White House
I can’t even tell you how many porta potties there were lined up and down the Mall! All zipped tied closed until Inauguration Day.
Porta Potties
National Monument
Ok, the grasshopper was humongous. It’s not just that it’s a really good close-up! It was HUGE! Speaking of huge, the Bird Eating Spider was as big, if not bigger than my hand. Clearly that thing could eat a bird and not think twice about it. And the best part, holding that Madagascar Hissing Cockroach. Now, I wasn’t thrilled about holding it but there’s something that makes it “ok” when you’re at a museum or a zoo, like they’re somehow domesticated, because I can guarantee you, if I saw this scittering across the floor, I would FREAK out!Bugs
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19 comments:

Jennifer Leigh said...

You had my full attention and then you had to show those big gross bugs before I go to bed....

Kay Maher said...

Great pics! I've been to Washington DC! Once, lol. I was part of a group who talked to a welfare board about Domestic Violence. I loved the Smithsonian! I really hope to go back again someday when I have time to do alot more site-seeing than I got to do in that 3 day period!

Annie said...

Reminds me of when I visited the Museum of Natural history! Such an AWESOME place, I loved it!

Danica Bridges-Martin said...

Great time for a trip to DC! :) Danica

Stacy Uncorked said...

Washington DC is such a great place to visit, isn't it? You got some amazing shots! :)

Amazing Bubbles the Dragon

Mama on a Green Mission said...

What a great weekend to go to D.C! The bugs, you coulda left them alone! LOL The rest looks great! :)

Trista said...

Looks like you had a great time...my MIL use to get those Roachs to show her class when they were studying that stuff YUCK

Trista

mail4rosey said...

What a great time to be in DC!

Molly said...

What a great experience to have. DC looks amazing... another place on my list of destinations to visit.

Mollyxxx

Laura Grace Andry said...

Seriously that cockroach is nasty. eeewwww! That is a total boy thing. My kids would have loved it and I would have gagged.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Interesting place to visit! Thanks for hosting.

SalemMomma said...

I've never been to D.C., but I'd love to one day! I laughed at that porta-potty picture, with them lined so far that they kinda disappeared into the distance. :)

Marla Z. said...

I have always wanted to go to D.C. It seemed realstic when we lived in Ohio but since our move to TX it seems so far away... Great pictures

Amanda @ Coping with Frugality said...

What a great trip! I haven't been to DC since I was in my early teens. I can't wait to take my kids when they are older!

Shell Fruscione said...

That's HUGE! I would freak out if I found that in my backyard!

Amy said...

Looks like you had a great trip to DC! Amazing pictures of the bugs!

Alesha @ Full Time Mama said...

I'd love to go to DC sometime. Such neat history I know I'd just love.
I am impressed that you held that cockroach! Not for me. :P

Danielle @ We Have It All said...

Oooooh...MY....GOSH!!! YOU HELD THAT THING!?! So so creepy! Great shots though :)

Jenn "Rook No. 17" said...

What an incredible time to visiting the nation's capital! Your photo from the Air & Space museum grabbed me right away. Exquisite!

Jenn/Rook No. 17

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