My first week of summer vacation with the girls this year was a trip to see Uncle Tim and Aunt Cindy in DC (okay, technically Arlington, Virginia). The official reason/excuse for the visit was that Tim and Cindy were having a taco party. So naturally, we were in!
As usual, I’m mostly going to slap some pictures in here as a reminder of the trip. But let me take quick note of a few funny or noteworthy things from the trip…
The taco party was catered by District Taco 😋
Some other girls around Claire and Molly’s ages showed up too. The older girl, who was 213 like Claire, was a little snarky and didn’t want to talk to anyone. When leaving the party, her very polite mom said, “Remember to smile!” and the girl said, “I already did.” 😂
Claire and Molly got a little bored and headed upstairs to play Roblox for much of the party.
We spent most of one day at the National Museum of Natural History. I kept talking to the kids about how fascinating the stuff about evolution was and the fact that dinosaurs were real. I hope I didn’t overdo it. 🤷🏻♂️
We saw a movie there about evolution. It started out with a monkey looking through a scrap book of his “relatives” (other mammals) and planning for a “family reunion” with them. It made evolution look silly! But the film got better from there.
When Molly talked to her mom on the phone, her summary of the trip was “I spent $6 on candy, and I liked eating it.” 😆
Tim, Claire, Molly, and I made a massive Jenga tower at a food court after dinner. We just kept saying “this is the last move, you’re out of blocks!” and then someone made it work. It was crazy. See pic below.
We took Lyft all around town.
Claire had a running and completely made-up joke that our first Lyft driver was complaining that Molly fell asleep in the back set while he was driving. “She shouldn’t be doing that. That’s disrespectful.” Claire claims (falsely) that he said in a flat deadpan voice. 😂
I had a lot of fun conversations with the drivers, including an exceptionally nice and clean cut immigrant form Tajikistan. I distinctly remember talking with another driver about history and us both noting that history was unfolding right now in DC (the Trump Russia scandal and possible impeachment).
Over and out.