A Visit From Kimmy and Eric

My wonderful sister Kimmy and her amazing husband Eric are living in the cold Northwest country of Milwaukee, Wisconsin where he is going to dental school. I was beyond excited when they said they decided to take a road trip before their baby arrives and had put Washington D.C. as one of their pit stops. Even though Kyle and I had to work/school during the day, we were able to meet up with them at night and stop by a few places we hadn't seen yet. Plus, I got to feel Kimmy's little one kick which made me so happy.

I took them on a U.S. Capitol Tour and we were lucky to snag the front balcony for a picture.

We went to Arlington National Cemetery which was beautiful and moving. There are a lot of memorable people buried there including past presidents and war heroes. 

We stopped by the  President Kennedy and Family grave site and then made our way over to the Tom of the Unknown Soldier. This is a well known memorial in honor of those who have died in fighting for our country. The neatest thing about the tomb is that 24-hours-a-day and 365-days-a-year, rain or shine, it is guarded with every guard being rotated on the hour or half hour during the summer months.

This is one of my FAVORITE quotes of all time from a President. 

"Here rests in honored glory an American soldier known but to God."

The first guard walks back in forth in a very sacred and respectful way.

The ceremony of the changing of the guards was really humbling.

Another great memorial in honor. 

We took them to a lot of our favorite eats including Cafe Rio (when you live away from Utah, you tend to miss this one...luckily there is one 5 minutes from our home), Good Stuff Eatery, District Taco and Thomas Sweet Ice Cream. 

I had to include this picture. Boo loved Eric (or maybe his toothbrush) even though Eric isn't too fond of cats himself. 

It was so nice to spend a couple of days with these guys! I need to remember how much 'closer' they are in comparison to Utah. Kyle and I are excited to visit them in Milwaukee, take a trip to Chicago while we are there and enjoy Wisconsin cheese curds and custard!

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