Our church breakfast was at 8am, which I thought sounded a little too early. I suggested sleeping in and then going to Ihop, but Oly wanted to try and make it. We went, watch the kids sing a couple of cute songs, ate casserole and made small talk.
After breakfast we drove over to Mount Vernon. We all really loved walking around the estate. The weather was great, everything was amazingly well preserved and we learned a lot about George Washington and his life.
We toured George Washington's mansion.
Here is one of his carriages he traveled in. We also saw Mr and Mrs Washington's tomb.
In the evening, we drove downtown and tried to find parking. We ended up parking at the Pentagon. We brought our bikes with us, and figured we could ride wherever we wanted from there. We also bought a couple of little fireworks to light. Oly had the kids light some sparklers, before we were stopped by the pentagon police. (I had a feeling it was a stupid idea to light fireworks in the parking lot,) They told Oly they technically could arrest him... Yikes. The people parked next to us thought it was all pretty entertaining.
We biked about a mile to the Potomac river and found a great spot to watch the fireworks. There were not too many people, and the kids were able to run around and have fun before the show.
Sophia caught a firefly. I love watching them light up.