After breakfast, we headed back to the hotel. They also had bikes for us to borrow, so Dad headed off to work and we borrowed some bikes and headed out to check out the sites.
Leah especially enjoyed biking in the street, with all of the traffic. She did GREAT! Noah felt right at home, something he loves to do-BIKE! We biked over to The White House, seems so weird to be able to bike to the front of the gates of The White House, you can't drive in front anymore, but biking, galking and protesting is allowed! However, the law enforcement presence is significant, you certainly can tell how things have changed since 9/11. We decided to bike down to the American History Museum. We had been there before, but the exhibits change from time to time. The famous Ruby Slippers were back, while Kermit was taking a break and Miss Piggy had stepped in to show off her historical markings. Another cool highlight, was the Star Spangled Banner. It is an amazing flag that was recently restored, with the help of Ralph Lauren. They hope that the restoration process and it's new dimly lit home will help it last another 100 years.
|A pair of Dorthy's famous Ruby Slippers from The Wizard of Oz|
|Yes, this is Miss Piggy!|
|Gloves signed by Ali!|
We then headed back to our hotel, we decided to bike down past the back side of The White House, again, it was a stunning view, that included the famous new garden that Ms. Obama introduced to the property when she moved in. We WERE able to take a picture of the garden.
|White House Kitchen Garden|
|Back side of The White House|