June 07, 2013

Zavala's Take DC: Mother's Day + a Day on the Mall

Day 2 of my family's trip was Mother's Day! We went to church, invited the missionaries over for Mother's Day dinner, played Clue (thanks, Steph!), and got to video chat with my missionary brother! :) It was a good day, and I'm sad I didn't get any pictures of A- all of us at church, B- my mom's flowers, C- dinner? D- anything that actually mattered. One of my favorite parts of Sunday was the late night part. I stayed up late and chatted with my parents, updated them on things with me, got advice, etc. It was nice to be with both of them at the same time to talk about certain things and get their joint perspective. It's not something that really happens much, if at all, when your parents are divorced.

Monday, we slept in (we sure needed it!), then got ready and headed to the Mall! My brothers had three museums on their must-see list: Air & Space, Natural History, and American Art (mainly to see the video game exhibit, which we later found out is no longer there. but more on that later.).

Spencer on the left with the Capitol, Christopher on the right with the Washington Monument
Mom 'n me

Air & Space was our very first Museum.

Followed by the Museum of the American Indian (where I maybe fell asleep while watching a video about Native American storytelling?).

Christopher's dramatic pose
When the museums closed and kicked us out, we explored the Hirshorn Sculpture Garden and frolicked on the Mall some more.

It was a lovely day, and I know I wore them out!

The funniest part of the day was in the evening. After being super exhausted, not being able to go another step, etc., my parents perked up(!) when I took them to my local Latin market! They were like kids at Disneyland, and I'm pretty sure this store was the best part of their day. :) One fun thing about the DC area is that there are SO many Salvadorians, which MEANS there is lots of Salvadorian food to be had. My parents went cuh-rAY-zy buying all sorts of delicious Latin foods -- some of which they hadn't seen in YEARS. (In Utah, the Latin population is mostly Mexican, so all the Latin markets are filled with Mexican goods.)

THE greatest find: a "Chavo del Ocho" piggy bank! 
It was a lovely day, and a good way to kick off our DC adventures!

1 comment:

  1. So fun!!! These pictures are all so happy :)


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