So, yeah. We headed to the monuments- we saw the Washington monument, the new WWII monument, the reflecting pond (which was MUCH cleaner than when my family visited years ago), the Lincoln monument and the Capitol. It was a LOT of walking, and that's why we opted for a longer metro ride and to skip seeing the white house.
and here's Matthew's big fit of the trip, because we wouldn't let him stomp through the puddles. If he'd have had a change of pants, well, then MAYBE we could have let him, but with the cold and windy day- it wasn't a good day to be wearing wet pants... you just have to draw the line somewhere.
He did get to run and run and run at the Capitol though. And was quite happy about that.
So happy to ride the Metro 'train'... I think he'd have fallen asleep during our ride if he hadn't been SO excited to be riding something different. He did pass out in the truck on the way back to Mike's... and slept ALL NIGHT until AFTER Erik and I woke up. Amazing what a busy day will do.