Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Trip to D.C. with Army Friends

At the beginning of June we took a trip to visit some of our good friends from Ft Campbell, the Folk's.  Chuck was in Adam's unit and they were deployed together and Bree and I became quick friends once we met and spent almost everyday together when the guys were deployed.  Army friends quickly become family, especially during deployments, and that bond seems to last.  Bree and I helped each other get through the first 9 months of the guys deployment and the day we found out Adam was hurt she was there at my house as soon as I called and took care of everything, along with my parents, from that point on until after I left to go to D.C. to see Adam.  Needless to say, she is a great friend and I was so excited to see them and their two boys, Daenen who is 4 years old and Ethan who is 9 months old.

The Folks are now stationed in Alaska but were in the "lower 48" for a couple of weeks visiting family and friends so we decided to meet them in D.C. for a long weekend since it's not too far from Charlotte.  We stayed in Arlington, just outside of D.C., and took the Metro most places which was really fun for Cohen and Daenen.  We spent most of Thursday, Friday, and Saturday sight-seeing around Arlington and in D.C.  The highlights for the kiddos were the dinosaurs at the Natural History Museum and the Dulles Air and Space Museum where they were able to see all the airplanes, helicopters and the space shuttle.  Chuck and Adam also took the older boys to the Monster Truck show in Baltimore which is a little boy's dream!  We did not take many pictures at all but here are a few from our trip.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Carrie, Adam and Cohen:) Clay & I were just thinking of you all again the other day:) Actually; I was relaying a fond memory of Cohen to our daughter who was in for a visit last week...when we were at breakfast the last morning of the Wounded Warriors Project gathering in Charlotte, Cohen was enjoying his raspberries and was particularly fond of sticking them on his finger and showing us all before he gobbled them up:) Cute kiddo:) Clay & I hope that you are all well and settling in to the Charlotte area:) We love the Fort Mill area:) Take care! Clay & Joanie Hahr WWP Alumni