Monday, July 26, 2010

July is roadtrip month

After our trip to NY earlier this month, we'd be nuts to attempt another roadtrip with three kids under the age of 4 right?! Especially in the same month, right?! Well call us nuts, then, because we spent this past weekend in the greater DC area. Nate and Chris got tickets to the Dave Matthews Band show at the Washington Nationals Park, so we decided to go over the river and through the woods, right to Grandpa and Grandmama's house for a long weekend of fun.

On Friday morning we attempted playtime at the playground near Grandpa's house... but that only lasted about 5 minutes because at 10am, it was already 93 degrees and 200% humidity outside. Ugh.

We decided to hit the local Greene Turtle for lunch to beat the heat. Luke learned all about Maryland "see-food." Oh yes, he's all boy.

Grandpa Harry was a brave soul and babysat Luke, Will and Matt by himself for a couple of hours on Friday night while Nate and I made our way to the concert. Uncle Drew and Grandmama Tammy joined him after work and the 6 of them had a fun time together.

On Saturday, we went to the Udvar-Hazy Center, which is an extension of the National Air and Space Museum at Dulles Airport in northern Virginia. It was a little bit of a hike from Grandpa's house, but very worth it because it was full of airplanes (good for Luke) and perfectly air conditioned (good for Will). We walked a lot (thank goodness Matthew is so tolerant!) and had a good time checking out the Concorde Jet, the Enola Gay, a lot of helicopters, experimental and formerly top-secret stealth aircraft, and especially the Space Shuttle. Will got to "experience" atmospheric re-entry as Grandpa spun him around and around in his wheelchair - what a rush!

We celebrated Nate's 33rd birthday that evening with a cookout (though we spent most of the time inside because it was SO hot outside) and cupcakes.

It was a great weekend with lots of laughs. Luke even found himself some new reading material (Nana Jean would be so proud!). No one enjoys getting in the car again to drive home, but thankfully we left when we did on Sunday and avoided the horrible storms that hit the DC area on Sunday afternoon. Now we don't have any more roadtrips planned for July (ha!) but we're on the road again in mid-August for a weekend at the beach! Wish us luck.


Concerned Resident said...

Looks like you guys had fun!

Laney said...

Nate looks like Jamie Kennedy with the Wendy's KM nose. Very nice!