I know I keep saying how hot it was on our vacation, but this last day it was truly, truly hot. I believe they broke the record in DC this day. It was something insane like 105 or 106. This was the day we decided to be outside and trek around the National Cemetery. You were only able to walk so far and then you had to stop under a shade tree and rest and drink water. Despite the heat I am still glad we visited. I want the children to see this. I visited this place in high school and I remember being so moved. The rows and rows of grave stones gave me chills.
As hot as we were, I can't imagine how hot these soldiers were. We were privileged to see the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
This picture was actually taken at the WWII memorial but I thought it fitting to go here.
After we returned back to Aunt M's house we had dinner and then celebrated A. and Joseph's upcoming birthdays.
When John Paul found out we were celebrating birthdays he immediately set out to make some cars made out of Duplo blocks. He gave these cars to his cousin whom he adores. We had such a great time with Terry's sister, BIL and nephew. We love them so much. They were so gracious to house the TEN of us for the week. I'm sure they were ready for their own vacation after we left!! (hee hee)
And that's a wrap!!