Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Ringing in the new year in our nation's capital {New Braunfels Photography}

The past few weeks have flown by in a whirlwind for me, as I'm sure they have for you too. The holidays are always chaotic.

We had an amazing Christmas together with the family and the kids were once again spoiled with gifts and sweets. I went a little heavy on the sweets too!

And we managed to squeeze in a trip to Washington D.C. to visit Jayme's sister. We had never been to this area before so it was exciting for all of us.

The weather was rainy and cold at first, which providing some gorgeous photography opportunities for me. When this photo was taken we had just walked a few blocks from the hotel and I forgot to change out of my flimsy moccasins so my feet were soaking wet and COLD. It was taken from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.

The rain continued into the next evening as well when we made a trip to nearby Alexandria, VA. I think we were lucky to be able to see the town like this. Most people tour King Street when it's sunny and pleasant. We were able to experience it differently.

The next photos were taken overlooking the water near Frontier Park. I loved the way the lights across the way were dancing on the water in the fog.

The weather finally cleared up on third day and gave us one of the most amazing sunsets I've ever seen. The Washington Monument provided an excellent foreground for the sky.

Over the course of the week we were able to tour the Capitol building, the Library of Congress, the Air and Space Museum, The Holocaust Museum, the Archives, the Natural History Museum and a little bit of the Native American Museum. We walked miles and miles and miles and rode the subway frequently -- an adventure for my small town kids. By the end of our trip the kids had had enough togetherness and the squabbles were heard all over town.

When it was time to pack up were frantic when we couldn't find Sock Monkey. My son's treasured bedraggled toy since toddlerhood. After turning the room upside down and pleading with the housekeeping staff to do the same to the laundry room, we had no choice but to leave to catch our flight.

We were thrilled to get the call the next day that he had been found in the laundry and they would be shipping him home right away. Thank you so much to the staff at the Courtyard Marriott on 20th Street NW.

Lisa On Location Photography

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