June 29, 2011: 4th of July Trip to D.C. and Surrounding Areas

Ready to board the plane!
Highlights from today: (Click here for pictures)
  • This is the 3:30 a.m. (EST) version of the blog (I'm sure Tara will update in much greater detail later...)
  • All Dennie kids went to Grannymom & Grandpa's this morning while Mom & Dad went to work
  • Mom picked up the kids and everyone (including Mom) took a nap
  • Back in the car, picked up Grandpa to go get Robby from work for a 5:20 p.m. flight
  • Made it through security and to our gate without incident (except for Robby sending Tara's computer flying across the security checkpoint - nothing broken!)
  • Flight to Dallas was smooth and kids all enjoyed their juice and coloring books
  • 2 hour layover in Dallas for supper, play area time and potty
  • Boarded flight to Baltimore (2.5 hour flight) - smooth and everyone slept (eventually Campbell gave it up)
  • Robby went to get the rental car (which was about 10 miles away :) and soon picked everyone up in our Suburban (a new type of rental - not able to get a van because the price was crazy
  • Our hotel was only 3 minutes from the airport but it was close to 2:30 a.m. by the time we made it here; settled in (sort of) and now kids are sleeping and Campbell is almost asleep again!
  • This is Tara now and I will try to remember a few more things.  I had good intentions of doing the blog last night but I fell asleep while trying to get Campbell to sleep.  In Baltimore last night when we landed our wheels came down pretty hard and Graham jumped up and said “that pilot scared me” and followed it with “that pilot woke me up.”  When we came into the hotel last night at 3, Anderson asked repeatedly if we could go swimming. 

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