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3 Special Places- Tom the Tiger

Hey Kids! It’s Tom the Tiger! I wanted to send you a few fun pictures and tell you about 3 special places I got to go to this weekend. First of all, here is a picture of what it looks like when I travel with Mrs. Sarah.

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We took that picture while waiting for the Metro, or the underground train. I have my own backpack that I ride in and Mrs. Sarah carries me around everywhere. Its so fun! This past week we went to see three of Washington DC’s most popular monuments.  The word monument is just another way to say that a building or place is special for some reason.  Most of the places in Washington DC are special because they are a part of history.  The first place we went to see was the Washington Monument. It was so tall that I had to sit on Mrs. Sarah’s head to see the top! This monument is special because it was built to honor the first president of the United States. His name was George Washington.  I wanted to go inside the big monument but Mrs. Sarah said it was no longer safe because of an earthquake that made some of the pieces of the building fall off.  So we stayed safely on the ground!

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The next building we saw is called “the Castle”.  Its part of the Smithsonian Museums and it has a giant map of Washington DC inside. It was so big, we couldn’t even take a picture of it! This is what the castle looks like.

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The last place we went was the biggest and best of the day. It was the White House! This is the house that the President of the United States lives in.  We couldn’t get very close because the house is surrounded by guards that are part of something called the Secret Service. The Secret Service are special policemen whose only responsibility is to protect the President.  They do a great job! This is as close as we could get to the house.

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I am looking forward to this next week because Mrs. Sarah is going to take me to a tower where you can see the whole city from the top! I am looking forward to it.  Well, I have to go, its dinnertime here and I am hungry!  I will talk to you all soon! Have a great week!

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For Family and Friends

Hello all! Just a quick post to show you a bit of what we are doing here in DC. While Justin is busy working during the week, we are able to go sightseeing and such on the weekends.  Life is truly different living in a hotel in an urban area.  We walk a half mile each Saturday to the grocery store which is oddly underground and in a parking garage.  Instead of driving we take the Metro EVERYWHERE and then walk even more to reach our destinations.  The weather here is fantastic (nearly 80 degrees today!) and we are enjoying it very much.  We are trying to space out our touristy trips so this weekend we decided to only go to a single Smithsonian Museum. Trust me that there are so many we will be able to go to one a weekend and still not see everyone by the time we leave.  We chose the American History Museum this past weekend.  It was amazing, filled with so many different things that I would never had seen if not for coming here.  They included- The Star Spangled Banner (yes the actual flag) Kermit the Frog, the Scarecrows costume from the Wizard of Oz, an entire exhibit dedicated to American war stories, and an unsettling exhibit about Thomas Jefferson’s bible. (Google it and you will be unsettled too) Walking around is a big deal here so we decided to take a short walk around the national mall on Sunday.  Here’s a hint to anyone planning to come up here anytime soon- there is no such thing as a short walk in DC! However we did have a surprise waiting when we got off the Metro at the National mall stop; a St. Patrick’s Day Parade.  We watched for awhile, just marveling at the wonder of so many people just sitting around watching a parade.  While there is construction going on at the Mall, there was still plenty to see and we enjoyed walking through the Washington monument, the WW2 Memorial, and the Lincoln Memorial.  I was continually amazed at the scope of the monuments- they are huge- and at the beauty simple stone can convey.  Anyway, things are still wonderful here and I and hoping they only continue to get better.  Now on to the fun stuff- Pictures!

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Waiting for the Metro-think I am excited?

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The Parade

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At the Smithsonian

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At the WWII Memorial, with the Washington Monument in the background

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The Lincoln Memorial

That’s all for now folks! More to come later and love to all! Justin and Sarah

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My FIrst Museum-Tom the Tiger

Hey Kids! I hope you are having a great week, because I know I am!  I am enjoying my time here in Washington DC. I got to ride on the Metro for the first time on Saturday.  The Metro is a big train that runs underground all around Washington DC.  It looks like this:

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The trains go so fast that they make the air whoosh past your face! This is what it looks like when a train comes into the station:

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This past weekend Mrs. Sarah and I went to the National Museum of American History, which is part of the Smithsonian Institute.  There are so many museums in the Smithsonian Institute that we only had time to go to one.  We got to see so much there!  It was my first time to visit a museum and I was so excited. Mrs. Sarah had to remind me that I could look at everything but I was not allowed to touch anything. Apparently these are the rules in every museum.  I saw so many things.  We saw something called the Star Spangled Banner. Mrs. Sarah told me that it is the flag that inspired our national anthem.  (Ask Ms. Deborah what that is!) I also got to see uniforms from all kinds of different soldiers from different wars.  My favorite thing that I saw was this: Image

These are the original Muppets that Jim Henson made.  I got to meet Kermit the Frog’s Grandpa! Image

That’s him, the fuzzy green one!

I hope that Mrs. Sarah and I get to go to some more museums soon.  I really liked the American History Museum.  Well it is almost time for my nap, so I have to go.  Remember, if you have nay questions, just tell Ms. Deborah and she will tell them to us and we will answer them.  I hope you all have a great day! 

Tom the Tiger and Mrs. Sarah

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For friends and family

Hello all from Washington DC! Well technically Crystal City, but seeing as I can see the Washington monument from our 14th story hotel room, we will call it Washington DC.  Justin and I have both arrived safe and sound and are having a wonderful time.  He loves his new job and is getting along well with everyone he works with.  I fear that after three months he is not going to want to leave!  Our new home is small but wonderful.  We have just what we need and we couldn’t ask for more.  The part of the city we live in is filled with hotels so in a sense I have traded one neighborhood of yards and houses for another of hotels and sidewalk cafes.  I love it. There are plenty of people here as right now there is a law convention going on so most of the hotels are full of young and budding law students.  Its made for some interesting conversations in the elevator.  The weather here is spring like for now, although it did snow last Tuesday.  Lets hope spring will arrive soon so we can continue to enjoy the beautiful cherry blossoms that are blooming everywhere!  Well, that’s all for now, but I promise to post more interesting things as we continue our journey!  Love to all!

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Hello from Washington, DC!

Hi kids! It’s Tom the Tiger writing to you from my new house in Washington DC. I have already had such a great time.  Yesterday I got to ride on not just one, but 2 airplanes! The first plane was really small. I got to sit right on one of the wings.  This is what it looked like outside of my window:

It was so cloudy that I thought I could walk on the clouds outside my window.  Because it was so cloudy, my airplane hit something called turbulence.  That means that it shook around and twisted a whole lot. I was scared at first but then Mrs. Sarah told me that the pilot had everything under control.  It turned out that he did! After I got off of my first plane, I had to get on another one to get to my new home.  This was my favorite plane ride beacause I got to have a seat all to myself!

My whole trip only took about four hours which is pretty amazing because there are over 850 miles between Memphis and Washington DC.  I have had fun wandering around my new neighborhood the last few days.  Instead of a neighborhood of houses, I live in a neighborhood of hotels! There are over 15 hotels in my new neighborhood so there are always a bunch of new people to meet.  Mrs. Sarah really likes our new apartment and so do I. I will send you a picture of it soon!  Well that’s all for now.  Mrs. Sarah and I are going to go sightseeing this weekend so next week I will tell you all about it!    Have a great week!

Tom the Tiger and Mrs. Sarah

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