We've been here for three days now, and good news: we still love it. It's been a weird and fun weekend. Weird because it feels like a vacation. I must have said to Chris "I can't believe we live here!" about twenty times, and thought it fifty times more. Since 95% of our belongings are on a moving truck somewhere, it's been really easy to convince ourselves to get out of the house all day. We've been doing a lot of fun touristy things, exploring some of the museums and monuments in downtown DC.
I love museums. I think they are so amazing. So much information, presented in a visually appealing manner, concentrated in one place! (Hi, I'm a dork. But if you've been reading this blog for longer than three days, you probably already knew that. Also, 17 days till the final Harry Potter movie!) To have this many amazing museums so close to us and so free to enter is such a gift and I am so excited to take advantage of it while we live here.
I was so fascinated by the minerals and gems display at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History. The colors of all the different minerals were incredible. And can we just talk about that insane diamond and turquoise crown down there? A gift from Napoleon Bonaparte to his lady love. The sparkle in real life was out of control. I would pay money to try that on.
Below: museum animals and zoo animals. There are 7 lion cubs at the National Zoo right now and they were super cute. I kept quoting The Lion King while I watched them (in my head). The gorillas were highly entertained by the Amazon.com box in their habitat, and I was highly entertained by all the jokes I came up with regarding their Amazon.com order (in my head).
Supposedly the truck with our stuff is getting here on Tuesday morning, so I expect we will begin to (slowly) settle into a routine this week, and it will stop feeling like a vacation. I'm looking forward to that, but there are still lots of sights I want to see and I plan to proudly take on the role of permanent tourist.