- The Launch Zone area of the National Children's Museum. Very cool; and FREE! It's just a little place right now, as they are building a (what looks like it's going to be) wonderful children's museum set to open in 2013. For now, they have a few exhibits and some really great activity tables. I gather that the themes of these change from week to week. (Schedule is here) Today, each table had represent a different artist, where you could learn about their style and do some experimental art. This was the initial reason that we went to the harbor today, as LB is a budding artist of sorts! She loved it, and her other favorite part was smelling the spices in the Middle Eastern exhibit (I'll post a clip below where you see her asking for "mo mell?" AKA "more smells?"
|"Mo mell Daddy?"|
|Making a mobile|
|Chalking with Daddy, who is drawing a "man man" AKA "snowman"|
|Picasso style face|
- There are so many restaurants at the National Harbor, but we chose a quick and yummy one at Baja Fresh. They had a nice kid's menu; Chloe enjoyed a quesadilla, rice, applesauce, and milk! Mike and I have decided to go back and check things out at night for a date!
- We also checked out "The Awakening" statue. You may be more familiar with its other name: "Dude Emerging from the Ground" It was fun to sit in the guy's mouth and tickle his giant toes.
- Grammy would be proud, because out next stop was the world's only Peeps Store! Chloe thought the big peep was a "man man."
- Lastly, we stopped in the Gaylord National Hotel, which is just beautiful. Chloe loved the gardens and waterfalls, and Mike and I made a note the check and see if there are any deals to someday spend the night here! (Maybe an extended date night? Ah, one can dream!)