Thursday, May 26, 2011

Our Nation's Capital - Our Trip to Washington DC and meeting the President

I know I am so far behind on posting this... so I am so sorry.  It has been really crazy lately... and I have been trying to catch up with all of my blog post.

On April 26, 2011 - my family and I had the opportunity to travel to Washington D.C. to attend the Medal of Honor Ceremony for my husband's late Grand Uncle Anthony T. Kaho'ohanohano.  It was such an experience.  While we were there we soaked up on all the history this city had to offer.  I was pretty sad to come home on May 5th because we truly enjoyed ourself.  It was a much needed time away from home and it allowed us to rejuvenate our souls.

This was an experience of a lifetime and I really loved it and enjoyed myself.  Here are a bunch of  photos of my family & I. :)

The Medal of Honor Ceremony - my Father in Law, George is on the left, Pres. Obama.

The First Lady talking to my Father in Law.

Pres Obama leaning in to shake hands

First Lady Michelle Obama talking to me. You can't see me on the left but you can see a part of my Baby's suit sticking out... the brownish color.

See my big head on the Right.  

My son Ka'eo with Hawaii Senator Daniel Akaka

The whole family that was able to attend the ceremony.  We are in the Red Room at the White House

Me & my fam bam. We are sitting in the Red Room of the White House on the White House Furniture while in attendance of the Medal of Honor Ceremony.  When we did the Tourist tour a few days later... we were not permitted to even touch the furniture.  

Me & my hubby strutting our stuff.  Isn't he gorgeous?

My Hubby and eldest Son posing in front of the board where his Grand Uncle's name was added to the Hall of Heroes - in the Pentagon.

Hall of Heroes in the Pentagon.

My son Ka'eo posing with the Pentagon Police.  They gave us a full escort to and from the White House and the Pentagon - sirens and all... just like the President's Motorcade. 

My Family with the Two Sergeant First Class Officers.

Me at the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum

In front of the Lincoln Memorial

On the corner of Constitution Ave - 
heading to see the Declaration of Independence, the Bill of Rights & the U.S. Constitution

hehe!  All Smiles!  I was just an inch away from the Founding Documents of our Nation.  It was locked up and we couldn't use cameras in there... but it was a tear jerker.  George Washington, Ben Franklin, so many signatures. :)

World War II Memorial at the National Mall

In front of the Lincoln Memorial

Inside of the gallery basement of the Lincoln Memorial

Me & Honest Abe.

My Hottie!

My son is so proud to be holding that flag - given to him by a Vietnam Veteran.

Just me at the World War II Memorial

My Hawtie. :)

The Washington Monument

Such a high structure.

Just Me

At the Smithsonian of Natural History

Me, Ka'eo & Luke


Saroun said...

such a beautiful family honey!

HeKeLa said...

How exciting!! That looks like fun with the Ohana and a great experience to meet the Obamas :)

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