On the Saturday before Christmas Chris and Kyla met Jessica, Bob and I in DC. It's a good halfway point between Richmond and Milford and Jessica had planned to spend a few days alone with them before Christmas. This was a good way to get her there without driving all the way to Richmond and a good chance to expose Kyla to Washington DC. We had a lot of fun, visiting the Arboretum and seeing all the holiday decorations. They had an exhibit of replicas of all the important monuments created entirely out of plan material. I mentioned this before, but wanted to post some images to show you what I was talking about.
Here are a few examples of the incredible artistry. Little toy trains ran through the whole of it as well and it was quite delightful.
A replica of The Nation's Capital
Back side of the Smithsonian Castle - Unfortunately, this museum that houses, among other things, Dorothy's shoes from the Wizard of Oz, was closed for renovations!
Bob and Jessica at the Lincoln Memorial with the Washington Monument in the distance
Bob celebrated his birthday eating his favorite dish - LAMB - at a Lebanese restaurant in Richmond