Well, by this past Tuesday, we were all pretty sick of unpacking so we decided to take a trip into DC to visit the zoo. We knew that it would be pretty hard to get a parking space unless we left super early, so we opted to take the Metro. There is a station not too terribly far from our house with a parking garage, so left around 10am and went for a ride on the rails. I was a little apprenhensive about what it would be like because it seems that all I hear about the Metro are horror stories, but it honestly was not bad at all. It was quite nice actually (besides the fact that the A/C was broken on the first train, so it was a little toasty). I think we will definitely be utilizing that more often when we want to make day trips into DC. When we got off at the stop for the zoo, we took the longest esclator back up to the surface that I have ever seen. It took us like 5 mins to get to the top! (I took this pic when we were about half way to the top)
Needless to say, Little Man fell asleep in his stroller on the Metro ride home. He had a lot of fun.