Saturday, August 20, 2011

More vacation in D.C.

We went to a Mcdonald's which was like a small food stand on wheels and there were a ton of birds outside who loved french fries.  Destiny threw one up in the air and the bird actually caught it in the air.  It was pretty cool. 

There were two squirrels who also loved the greasy french fries, they would walk up to you and eat it out of your hand.  I got a couple pictures which I will post later since they aren't on this computer.  We think we saw the same squirrel later on, tailing us as we were walking down the street.  He is a very plump squirrel. 

We have tried three times to go up to the top of the Washington Monument but have never succeeded.  Twice it was because of rain and lightning, and this morning we were late....and we left an hour early.  I guess it just isn't meant to be. 

We went to the ocean today.  We drove for three hours with three bathroom breaks and then made it to Bethany Beach.  They didn't have a bathroom near the beach so we had to load up again and haul everyone to the nearest gas station where we changed into our swimsuits.  Then we were off to play in the water. 

The waves looked mild...and I stress me and Samuel just jumped right in.  My second wave I was under the water.  Ocean water is disgusting.  It also gives you a sore throat.  We learned to jump when there was a big wave and then we didn't get salt water in our mouths.  We "swam", (I don't know if you'd consider jumping over waves as swimming or not), for about an hour and then got back in the car to go to another beach because Bethany Beach didn't have shells on land. 

We drove for another half hour to another beach which luckily had shells.  We walked the beach roaming for shells until it was almost dark and then we headed back to the hotel. 

The time is really 11:37, because there's an hour time difference here. 

On the way to our hotel we heard sirens behind us, and I was a bit worried that the police car was after us, we pulled over and he passed.

I am a bit tired right now, so I bid you good-night. 


  1. Sounds as if you are having a fun time....
    save those shells.....they are wonderful for crafting.

  2. We had a great time at the beach. I had no idea the water in the ocean would be that salty though! Hope you have a fantabulous day!