Monday, May 28, 2012

Child Life Conference 2012

I just spent four days in our nation's capital for the annual Child Life Conference.  It was a great conference, and I got a lot of great ideas and information that I think I'll really be able to use back here in Charlotte.  It was also great because I'd never been to Washington, DC before!  Is that weird?  I feel like it might be...  Anywho, we got to spend a little time sightseeing and ate some really fabulous food!  We stayed at the Marriott Wardman Park which was right in the Adams Morgan/Woodley Park neighborhood.  We even braved, and conquered, the Metro!  Which, by the way, was really great and about a thousand times less scary that the MARTA in Atlanta!  We were able to see the Washington Monument, Jefferson Memorial, the Capitol from a distance, the FDR Memorial, and the new MLK Memorial.  We saw the Pentagon and Arlington Cemetery...from our cab.  We had an unbelievable dinner at this great little French restaurant called Petit Plats. There definitely wasn't enough time to cram in all the things I would have liked to have done/seen, but I'm looking forward to going back to visit.  Here are a few snapshots of the trip!

Kasey's yummy looking Bloody Mary at breakfast...

My sad little tomato juice.

The 204 foot escalator at our Metro stop.  It takes 2 minutes and 20 seconds to ride this bad boy.  We were literally taken aback when we walked up to it!

The Washington Monument

Me and Ellie Bean on our first trip to DC!

So, Barrett told me to take a picture "holding up" the monument.  In my head, I heard "lean on it"

Jefferson Memorial

Jefferson Memorial and Me

Good old' Thomas Jefferson

Front of the JM

Entrance to the FDR Memorial

Lots of waterfalls!  Very peaceful in here!

MLK, Jr. Memorial

Arlington Cemetary

The Pentagon

1 comment:

  1. You should have told me you were going! There's a great little chocolate bar that I'm dying to go back to next time I go home! Glad you had a great time in DC :)