Better late than never – here are the things I learned in Washington DC when my family and I visited in July!
1. If you leave your Facebook locations on and post a photo of your kid making a face at Applebee’s, a friend in the area might message you and say “hey, I wanna come see you!!” Excuse the crappy phone photos – I loved catching up with Sarah 🙂
2. If the White House is going to have an event that dictates tourists can’t get anywhere near it, it will be on the only day we are there to visit it.
3. Secret Service men are not allowed to pose. They will however, pretend like they don’t see you while you take their picture.
4. If a friend recommends a museum that you have never heard of, you should go – it may end up being the highlight of the trip! At the National Museum of Crime and Punishment you will see the history of crime, current crime, how to commit crime, famous criminals, how to investigate and solve crimes, and the history of punishing crime. You can look for clues in a “crime scene”, sit in on the “autopsy”, and crack a safe…as well as sit in a driving simulation, and hold a gun in a shoot out simulation. I probably shouldn’t tell you that I shot at one of the victims….oops.
Also, heat seeking cameras may expose you. We’ll just make this picture real small.
5. Don’t ever visit landmarks without taking at least one forced perspective shot. I found these gems on the camera that Riley was using.
6. The Lincoln Memorial is a great place for a photo of daddy and Robby.
7. The water is a lot dirtier than I expected it to be, but if you change the color in photoshop you can still get a pretty reflection.
8. The National Museum of Natural History is pretty awesome.
9. No matter how much history or how many monuments, your kids may just want to take pictures of ducks. Or in the case of Alex, rocks.
Which one of these rocks captures your attention? Just curious.
10. I like to take pictures.
11. Regardless of where you are, it’s a great place to make memories, and no matter how much time you think you have, it will go much, much too quickly!!!
Tressie Davis is a portrait photographer located in Chelsea, MI. Portrait work may be viewed at www.tressiedavis.com.