Wednesday, February 18, 2009

...Mr. Lincoln...

A couple weekends ago we decided we HAD to get out of the house. It has been so cold we haven't wanted to go anywhere. We finally had a Saturday that was somewhat decent and decided to take FULL advantage of it...
We headed into D.C. to the National Archives to view some of our countries most "treasured" documents...
The Declaration of Independence
The Constitution
The Bill of Rights
The Magna Carta
and a whole lot more.
I find it amazing that these documents have actually survived and been around so many years... It was so cool to see the "real" signatures of the historic men we read about. I've never really been that interested in history, but seeing it makes it a completely different story. I would love to hear what the historic men of our country would say about everything going on now. Would they have done any different???

While on our way through the Archive building we turned the corner and ran into Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln... For a moment we honestly thought we had seen a ghost. We tried to get Zenock in the picture, but he was terrified of Abe. As we were walking away he did manage to say "Bye" to him, although it was almost like he was terrified of what would happen if he didn't say Bye. (That night Zenock woke up screaming with nightmares and for some reason was so scared of 2-3 people at church the next day. (maybe bearing slight resemblances to Mr. Lincoln.) We spent most of the day out in the hall... We are still wondering if maybe Mr. Lincoln was actually a ghost.)

After all of our excitement with Mr. Lincoln we thought we would take a stroll down to Ford's Theatre. It is currently closed and undergoing renovation, but don't worry... We bought our tickets for the grand opening in March!


...Zenock and I at Ford's Theatre...



Across the street from Ford's Theatre is the home where they took Lincoln to after he was shot. It is seriously named, "House Where Lincoln Died." It's all in the name...


It only took a few minutes to tour the home, so JC and I took turns watching Zenock.



We continued our sight seeing adventure and just decided to walk and see where we ended up... This was a cool church just down the street. JC loved the name... "St. Patrick's Church."

We ended up walking all afternoon just enjoying our sights. We spent part of the afternoon walking and exploring our way through Chinatown.
It was a fun afternoon. Washington D.C. never ceases to amaze me. I am always very entertained whenever we go anywhere. Hopefully, the weather warms up soon so we can take advantage of all the city has to offer!

2 comments:

Cass said...

you are so lucky to be living in such an amazing city. What a great opportunity to learn. Zenock is so cute!

Bourgeous said...

Talk about getting out of the house! One day we are going to have to come back and see all these cool sites with you guys.