you can thank my sister for pressuring me into writing a blog post tonight. i've seriously spent the entire weekend, from friday night until about 2 hours ago working on a website for a client, and i'm so glad to have it finished! anyway, i had planned to sit trance-like in front of the TV filling my mind with garbage tonight, but thanks to a bossy sister, i'm sharing part two of our d.c. day trip from last week...
the very first place we visited was the museum of american history. clarence, my sister (her real name is lauren in case you haven't read my blog before) said that she'd be happy if the only thing she saw were the ruby slippers from the wizard of oz, so that's where we went first. the museum is huge, and since we all think alike, we sprint through the boring parts, only hitting the high spots, leaving plenty of time for other things! clarence and i laugh about my pop because he would easily spend two hours in one exhibit, seeming to forget there's a whole city out there waiting to be seen; we joke that he'd hate going with us because we handle museums like they're marathons! so anyway, my favorite exhibit (and one we did not sprint through) was the first lady's exhibit. in the two rooms were inauguration gowns, bling, and accessories from first the first ladies. we saw everything to martha washington's gown to michelle obama's jimmy choos! my personal favorite was mamie eisenhower's ensemble. it was GORGEOUS!
something you may not know about me - when i was younger, i was michael jackson's biggest fan. i had a black hat, glittery gloves, t-shirts, dolls (one with the thriller costume, and another with the billie jean outfit), and a sticker album of michael jackson thicker than an NYC phone book. if i was listening to music it was michael jackson, and if i needed to get somewhere, i didn't walk, i moonwalked. i even told people to call me michael. so imagine my surprise when i saw michael jackson's black hat! WOOOOO! i had to get my picture taken with it. and then there's clarence with her ruby slippers. and if you didn't know, judy garland had some big feet.
after looking at a few more exhibits, we made our way through the transportation section and made friends with the statues. chris showed mr. white how far phones had come, and told him that he would even be able to read this blog post from his phone; mr. white was impressed. i showed mr. white my butt, and again, he was impressed. mrs. white did something to make clarence mad, so what you see there is one of clarence's scoldings.
unfortunately, the museum of american history is the only museum we got to visit that day since all museums and monuments were closed after the earthquake. we still had fun walking around d.c., seeing things from the outside and sitting by/in a fountain to cool off. i guess if there's one good thing to come from the earthquake, it's the fact that we have to plan another day trip ASAP so we can do the things we weren't able to last tuesday! and lastly, i leave you with chris's monumental weiner picture. he was so proud.