Not In Jersey: Trip to D.C. Part 1–Air and Space and Capitol Building Trip to D.C. Part 1–Air and Space and Capitol Building - Not In Jersey

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Trip to D.C. Part 1–Air and Space and Capitol Building

Two weeks ago, we took a family trip to Washington DC. I have been there many times before, and Gabbie and Zachary have even been there before, but they were pretty young at the time and didn’t remember much of it. They requested that we go there as a small trip before heading to NJ for a wedding, so we did! Over the next few weeks I will be sharing our trip here.

Our first stop was actually on the grounds of the airport – The Udvar-Hazy Center which is the companion facility to the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum on the National Mall. There are two hangars with aviation and space artifacts and you can even see the space shuttle Discovery. There is also an Observation Tower where you can watch planes taking off and landing at Dulles Airport.

Checking out the planes.

They could actually move parts of this small plane with the controls inside.

The Discovery.


The next morning, we went on a tour of the Capitol Building. In order to do this, you need to reserve with your local representative.

The dome is under construction which sort of ruins the pictures!

Old Supreme Court Chamber.

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Model of D.C.

The Rotunda.

Statutory Hall.

We were going to try to see the Senate or House Chamber, but the lines were too long. Stay tuned for more from our trip to D.C.!


Janine Huldie said...

Aw, looked like a great trip so far and can't wait to hear more now!! :)

tamarsb said...

Lived there for 5 years and never did either of these! Looks like so much fun!

MilitaryWifeandPugLife said...

I've always wanted to go to DC! There was a class trip in high school to DC but I think I was grounded when it occurred. Lol

Desiree @ Macke Monologues said...

I love DC!! Every time I go it's never long enough to see and do all the things I want.
I had no idea the Udvar-Hazy Center existed! Adding that to the list of things we need to check out the next time we visit. It looks SO COOL!
And, I had no idea you needed to make a reservation with your rep to get into the Capitol! And, I'm pretty sure the dome was under construction when I was there last summer.

Krista said...

My uncle is a tour guide at the Air & Space Museum! It looks like you guys had a great time, there is so much to see in DC!

Amber said...

I hope we can visit DC one day!

Dara said...


Dara said...

I didn't remember that you lived there!

Dara said...

grounded from a school trip? that sucks.

Dara said...

you would love it!

Dara said...

maybe I saw him!

Dara said...

I hope you do too!

Holly Higgins said...

I had no idea that was at Dulles. Very cool! If I ever fly into there I will definitely be checking it out.

Dara said...

it's a cool place!