We (me, K, Nana and Grandpa) came to DC for my cousin’s Bat Mitzvah! What a wonderful way to come to one of our favorite cities and during our favorite time of year. The leaves are crimson and yellow and breathtaking!!!
We came in a day early so that we would have some time acclimate as well as head into the city to go to same museums.
Sadly, I should have been prepared for the shift in K as well as my parents. They are a lot slower than I remember and he is a lot faster. Not only that, lately, when we have gone to Disneyland, he has become obsessed with going to the gift shops and looking at toys. While he knows that I won’t buy him anything, there are times that he will forsake going on rides to just walk around a gift shop touching every-friggin’-thing.
Well, from about 10 minutes into the National Air and Space Museum, he wanted to look at the Space Shuttle toys and rocket jets. We were successful in keeping him out for about 2 hours, but then Nana stepped in. Oi vey!
The next day, we headed back in to the Natural History Museum. K and I came here when we were here in June and he LOVED it. It wasn’t any less amazing for him this time. I mean, c’mon, you walk in and there is an African Elephant in the lobby—that’s pretty cool. Besides letting him just run wild, we watched a 3D show about flying dinosaurs and the like. And of course, where did the theater dump us? One of the gift shops. While Nana and Grandpa didn’t’ succumb to his sad eyes this time, it was touch and go there for quite some time.
As we moved away from being tourists and into family time, we couldn’t have been more blessed. We got to see family we haven’t seen in years (no, literally YEARS). Also, many new family members got to meet K for the first time. Adina rocked the heck outta her Bat Mitzvah and everyone couldn’t have been more excited for her.
While K and I weren’t supposed to leave until Monday…a funny thing happened—hurricane Sandy! She is barreling towards the east coast. With concerns about being stranded here until Thursday or Friday, we switched our flights. While the fun has to come to an end a day earlier—I am excited that we were able to make this trek!
Best quote from the whole weekend from K, “Our cousins are the coolest ever!” I would agree son!