Tuesday, November 23, 2010

We love Washington, DC, #5

Kenny took Caleb and Isaac to the United States National Arboretum last weekend.  We keep thinking this beautiful weather can't last and then another gorgeous Saturday surprises us.  We know that once winter finally does arrive, it will likely be with a vengeance and then outdoor outings will be a thing of the past.  For now, though, we are happy to enjoy the beauty of DC in the brilliant 
Autumn sunshine.

The National Arboretum is 466 acres enormous
and features hundreds of species of plants and trees.  It is crisscrossed with walking and driving trials and there is a shuttle tour of the highlights
There was ample space to run and jump -- paradise for the 5 and under set.
 
 The boys especially enjoyed seeing the "tiny, little trees" -- aka, Bonsai trees.  There were Chinese, Japanese and North American varieties to ooh and aah over.

 This tree has been in "training" since 1625!

I didn't go with them, but we are still crossing this off our DC Bucket list and will likely return again in the Spring when everything is blooming.

3 comments:

laqne said...

Hey! Your features of DC are making me excited for our thanksgiving visit in 2011. Did Kelli mention that to you already? We (their fam and I) were talking about coming there then. What do you think?

Lauren in GA said...

I am loving the boys' puffy vests.

It is gonna be hard to leave D.C., huh? Thanks for posting all of these neat things for all of us to enjoy.

Meilani said...

It's been too long since I checked in on you Linsey. Looks like your family is really enjoying D.C. I doubt you will ever run out of new, fun things to do. I would love to have you join me on my 365 days of gratitude. Looks like you already had a head start this month. :)

 

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