with illyas new job, he only gets sundays off. the rest of the 6 days are pretty hectic. we really only see each other about an hour in the mornings, and maybe 2 in the evenings...if we're lucky! some days, we don't see each other for more than 30 minutes. every sunday night, when we go to bed, i tell him,
"today was great. i'll see ya' next sunday!"
we're not use to this schedule at all, so, when his day off finally does roll around, we really try to make it as fun as possible for us. the last several weekends have been cold and rainy. but, we did sneak in one sunday with beautiful weather. as soon as we woke up and saw clear blue skies, we both knew we'd be hitting dc. the great thing about our apartments we moved into is that the metro line is just 4 blocks away. so, of course, we jumped at the chance to not have to drive in downtown traffic/try to find overpriced parking and opted for the subway instead. when we walked out of the metro, here is what we saw....
this was hysterical to me. it's an actual segway riding tour. most of the people in the group were in their 60's...so, i guess it's a good way to see dc without fracturing a hip! =)
we saw this several times while walking around. there were about 6 police cars escorting about 20 officers riding their bikes. i have no clue why they were doing this, so your guess is as good as mine!
we loved checking out several of the smithsonian. for me though, i loved the architecture of the buildings the most.
these were gloves & helmets worn in the 1980 olympic games where u.s. beat the soviets for gold. disney did a movie about them,"miracle on ice." since illya is a HUGE hockey fan, he thought this was pretty cool.