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July 1, 2009

I'm Back!

Whew!! It's been a long week! I have been running around like crazy! And I can't believe that my trip is almost over, already! I left SLC at 10:05am on Wednesday (the 24th) and flew to Baltimore to meet up with the rest of my family! They got in a little earlier than I did, so they had to wait on me to get there, but while they were waiting they went and picked up the rental car church van. Did I mention that there were 8 of us on this trip?! Yes, so a rental car was out of the question! Ok, so it wasn't an actual church van, but it sure did look like it! We drove from Baltimore to Washington DC which was about an hour or so. When we got to the hotel we put our stuff up and then headed off to dinner. And to be honest with you, I really don't remember where we went. I'm sure it will pop up into my head in the middle of this post though. Hmm, after that what did we do?!?!? Oh geeze, I have no clue what we did for the rest of that day! Oh well. We woke up bright and early the next morning and started off the day! I had planned before to pack comfy clothes and shoes since we were going to do so much walking. What I didn't plan on was looking like the typical tourist. But I did, backpack and all. I know, I should be ashamed of myself :) Once everyone was ready we headed to the tour of the Capitol, then went to a couple of museums, went to the White House, then to dinner! I was pooped. My feet, on the other hand, OhSweetBabyJesus. I don't even know the correct word for the amount of pain they were in. I think if I had to walk one more mile I was gonna barf. It probably didn't help that we took shifts to push Hunter in the stroller that my Dad got once we arrived. I mean, really, I know he is 5 (almost 6) but would you want to walk around all day long at that age either? Didn't think so. And frankly, none of us really wanted to listen to him complain all day either. The stroller was probably the best idea I have ever had..in my life. He didn't complain one bit about anything all day! (okay, I take that back, he probably did, but it certainly wasn't about walking...)
The next day we were heading to King's Dominion. We were all really excited about going there! It's an amusement park and a water park all in one place..good times. We all kind of split up once we got everything in the lockers. We rode roller coasters, went down water slides, acted like little hoodlum children, you know, typical water park behavior. By the end of the day, my feet felt like they were swollen up to the size of an elephant. I thought I might die. Literally, die from walking. Who knew?!?
Saturday was our last full day there, so we just ran by a few memorials that we missed on the first day, went by the National Cathedral, then we drove over to Mt. Vernon. That's where George Washington lived, and actually, it was one of my favorite places that we went to while we were there! I think I would have loved living back in those times. But only if I was rich..or related to George Washington, and I don't think we are related. We stayed there until it closed then went to dinner. By the time we got home it was time to pack up and go to bed! Oh wait, I lied. We didn't go straight to bed. We went to the pool for about 4 hours. Because apparently the 8+ hours at the water park the day before just wasn't enough.
Sunday we had to wake up, go to breakfast, drive back to Baltimore and check in at the airport. I never knew how hard it was for 8 people to get to the airport at one time! We had a blast in DC, and it's something that we will remember for a long time..I loved it! My Dad is the best!
I have A LOT of pictures to post, but I have had trouble uploading all of the to Blogger, so I am trying to upload them to an album for you to look at. Oh..wait..ok..nope, not going to be able to load the pictures until I get back to SLC..sorry! The internet is being extremely sssllloooowww right now. Also, when I get back to Salt Lake I will write about being back home in BAMA!
I should probably mention that I miss Toast reallllllly bad :) I'm sure he misses me too...or he better!

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