Monday, July 6, 2009

Summer Vacation 2009 Part 2

Monday: We (along with my sister and her kids) went to Washington DC to the National Zoo. The kids enjoyed seeing all the animals. This zoo is free other then the $20 parking. Make sure to get gas before you get in the city, we spent FOREVER driving around looking for a gas station.

Tuesday: This day we (with my sis and her fam and my mom) went into the city to see the sights. Our day was cut short because of rain. We did manage to make it to the Air and Space museum, but that was about it. Afterwards we drove back to my sisters and took the kids to see UP.

Wednesday: We drove back to PA and on our way we stopped at Gettysburg. This visitors center was very interesting, it would have been nice to go without kids, but that's okay...It was pretty cool that we were there on the anniversary of the battle of Gettysburg.
Thursday: We (with my sister Alison and my sis-in-law Carrie and their kids) went to Blue Marsh Lake. This was a cheap, yet fun thing to do. It only costs $3/per car to go, it was really nice and the kids had a blast.

Friday: this is the day we flew home. On the way to the airport we stopped by the Smith Memorial Playhouse and let kids play at this fabulous playground for a few hours.
Then we flew home, we had a great time. Thanks to my family for hanging out with us and making our trip so great.


Wendy said...

That is awesome to see pix of all(most) of the Chiapelli family...sooo many grand kids!!! Hearing all of the places you visited makes me miss living there! I need to take a trip back soon!!! Have you recovered from the trip yet?? Sounds like a lot of fun, but a lot of work for "mom"!

Hoffmann Family said...

I am so jealous you went there! I served my mission in Virginia, and Chris and I did internships in DC. I would move back east in a heartbeat!

Princess Gerty said...

Cool to see you guys enjoying your baby girl on vacation. It reminds me what I have to look forward to in a few months. What a fun trip!