Friday, December 28, 2018

2018-12-25 Christmas 2018

Chirstmas 2018

 The Thyen/Hitchcock Family Group Christmas Photo

This year Amy and I drove up to my sister's house in Northern Virginia to spend the Christmas Holiday with my side of the family.

 My sister Mary with her dog Dewey, My Dad, and My Mom with Katie's dog Jackson

On Sunday (December 23rd) Amy and I took a Metro Ride into Washington DC with my Sister Mary, my Niece Katie, and my Nephew Conner!

 My sister Mary with my wife Amy on the DC Metro

We started out with the National Geographic Museum to see the Titanic exhibit and the "Tomb of Christ".  Afterwards we took a stroll past Donald's House!

 Group Selfie Time in front of the White House!
L to R:  Me, my wife Amy, nephew Conner, niece Katie, and Sister Mary

We enjoyed a fabulous lunch at The Hamilton Restaurant

Washington Monument Group Selfie

We finished up our trip into DC with a visit to the Holocaust Museum!   I didn't take any photos at any of the Museums, but the Holocaust Museum was an intense emotional experience and in my opinion is a must see for anyone visiting Washington DC!

Conner, Katie, and Mary on the Metro ride back into Northern Virginia

The rest of our visit was spent enjoying family time, walks around my sister's neighborhood, presents, games, food, and drink!

Here are some more photos from our Christmas visit!

 Christmas Eve Sunrise 

 Old Barn near my sister's house

 Not a good day for a picnic!  Broad Run out of it's banks!

Conner entertaining the family 

The Saran Wrap Game!

 The Candy Cane Game

 The Candy Cane Game

 The Candy Cane Game

 Mea and Liam


 My sister Mary directing the Twelve Days of Christmas


 White Squirrel  (Sorry about the lousy zoomed in and cropped cell phone shot)

The Monkey Tree

 Christmas Monkey

 The Polka Dot Clubhouse

Interesting place for a no parking sign
Flooding from the Potomac River

 My Sister's Chickens

 Katie, Scott, Mary, Dewey


My Sister's Chickens


My complete set of photos is posted here: