Thursday, June 12, 2008

Day 6
Mamma and Mia
Our last day in DC-- so much we still wanted to see but didn't have the time. We knew we really wanted to go to Arlington National Cemetery and decided to spend the morning there. We took the metro to the cemetery and then a tour shuttle bus around to the main sights at the cemetery--the tomb of the unknown soldier, JFK's grave with the eternal flame, Robert Kennedy's grave, Pres. Taft's grave, and the rows and rows of headstones. This was the hottest day (100 degrees with serious humidity) and we were literally dripping wet when this tour ended. Ryan started throwing up this morning, but was feeling better by the time we got to the cemetery.
All of us on the tourmobile
Changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
We were also able to see some presidential candidates around town. Hillary was in town to announce the suspension of her campaign. I'm not sure why Barrack and McCain were there too.
We got back to SLC just in time to take Morgan to the ER that night and have her admitted for atypical pneumonia. She's home now and doing much better. Gavin got the stomach flu last night and Jack had it Tuesday night. That means Morgan, Griffin and I are the only ones left to have it. Let's just say I am very cautious with my eating.


Heidi Rushing said...

What a fun trip but what is it with vomiting and vacations for you guys?! We can't wait to see you all in a little over a week - make sure and get it all out of your system by then!

Grandma Bethany said...

What a wonderful and educational experience for all of you. There are just so many great places in the United States to see, I sometimes wonder why we spend so much time traveling to other countries.
Very impressive, all that you did in a short time and especially with the kids along.
Glad you are home and hopefully all getting well again.

Ted said...

The Buckwalters of Texas live 10 minutes away from the other place that currency is printed !!

Scarehaircare said...

Cool vacay! Glad Morgan is home now and hope that you remain healthy.

Jessica said...

Looks like a terrific trip--despite the illness!

You have a beautiful family; and can I just say? YOU LOOK AMAZING! I can't believe you have a 5 mo!

I stumbled in here because I wanted to have my girls hear what a seal sounded like. Didn't find any audio clips of one though :-)

Amy said...

Wow -- what a fun trip for your fam! Isn't DC the coolest place? I'd love to take my kids back there when they are past the "I'm tired; will you carry me?" stage.

Mandi Lloyd said...

Looks like you guys had a blast!

Jolie said...

And you have time to get this all on your blog? I am amazed. Looks like a fun action packed vacation. too bad for the sickies.
Great blogging baby.