Wife, Mummy, Nurse: Memorial Day Festivities

02 June 2011

Memorial Day Festivities

One of my favorite blogs is Alicia's Homemaking.  I like it for a few reasons.  It's written by a SAHM who was working as a full time nurse before having a child.  Now she stays at home full time.  Sounds vaguely familiar.  Doesn't it?  Every Thursday, she has a blog hop entitled "Try New Adventures Thursday."  This will be my first Thursday venturing over and linking to her blog.

My in-laws were in town over the weekend and left on Tuesday.  On Monday, May 30, 2011, we (my husband, mother-in-law, father-in-law, and I) decided to go see some of the memorials in Washington, D.C.  A stones throw away from our apartment.  I got Charis out of bed around 10:30PM shortly before going.  We were able to see the WWII Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial, and the Korean War Memorial.  Unfortunately, my camera battery died after the WWII Memorial, so I don't have many pictures.








It was so muggy.  I would recommend that if you decide to see the monuments at night, you take bug spray and a fully charged camera battery.  I also suggest trying to go when it's not so hot and humid.  It was AT LEAST in the high 80s.  Thankfully, Charis was a trooper.  Towards the end, she started getting cranky and was only quiet if somebody was pushing her stroller.

6 comments:

  1. Stopping by from TNAT.

    Fun. Hubby's cousin used to live in Washington DC, but they moved to Thailand for his wife's work. I have a friend whose daughter's name is Charis too. =) Thanks for the tips on the spray. I'll have to remember that if we ever head out that way.

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  2. What fun! Thanks for linking up for the 1st time. :)

    It's been years since I've been to DC (aside from driving through in '09), and I'd love to go again. But maybe when it's cool! :D

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  3. I'm following you from the Green Mama Blog Hop! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and being a follower. :) So glad you linked up this week!

    Have a wonderful day,
    -Sarah
    The Little Hedgehog
    http://thelittlehedgehog.blogspot.com/

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  4. Also coming by from TNAT. Sounds like a fun adventure, and great tips. I've only been to DC once and it was about 11 years ago, would love to go back.

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  5. I haven't been to DC since I was 12, and it was the dead heat of summer when we went. It was so hot and muggy, and we had to walk everywhere. I thought I would die! But I would like to go again someday :)

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  6. What a cutie!

    Following you on GFC!

    Stop by anytime!

    shawn
    chicksdigcoupons.blogspot.com

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