Monday, April 25, 2011

Happy Easter

Spring Break in DC

My grandkids came to visit over spring break, and we headed into the city, something I normally wouldn't do on my own.  I drive down there every day for work and never feel the urge to go down there on the weekend.  But I went with my grandkids, and they were so excited.  I took them over to the Navy Yard where I work, and we drove down the street and looked at all the monuments.  They wanted to go to the Smithsonian and touch the moon.  Yep, there's a piece of the moon there that you can actually touch!  One of the space shuttles is going to be housed at the Air and Space Museum in Dulles, something to see once it's put into place there.

I took these photos of the boys and some of the sights.  

The White House 

The Washington Monument

 The Smithsonian Institution Building (The Castle)

 Blow up Earth near Navy Yard

Building on the Navy Yard.  I work in the building next to the one with the chimneys!

There's a sweet little park next to the Navy Yard where the boys got to run around.  This is Boo trying to hide from us!

We went to Phillips Seafood restaurant for lunch, and it was great, as you can see from the looks on these little faces!  Yum!

I also snapped these great shots of the Jefferson Memorial, one of my favorite because I love Charlottesville and Monticello.  

The Memorial Bridge that leads to Arlington National Cemetery.

Hope you all enjoyed taking the tour with us!  

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Orca in NC

These photos were sent to my daughter by friends who were sport fishing for tuna off the shores of the Outer Banks in Oregon Inlet.  These orca were taking the tuna off the lines from the fishing boat!  

Here is a video of the orca hunting the tuna. 

If you watch, you can see there is a baby in the group!  How exciting it must have been to suddenly these these huge creatures around you.  When you see them like this in their natural element and swimming free in the ocean, you wonder how it can be right to keep them in a tank for the pleasure of humans.