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July 2000
 
 
 
Eyes
 
 
After flying to North Carolina to be with my mom, Emily, Braden and I joined her on a trip to the Washington DC area.
Our first stop was Arlington National Cemetary and the Women in Military Service Memorial.
 
My mom, Donna, next to her entry in the Women's Memorial database My mom, Donna, next to her entry in the Women's Memorial database (July 3, 2000)
 
 
Donna's computer database entry (July 3, 2000) Donna's computer database entry
 
 
Emily, Donna & Braden outside the Women in Military Service Memorial Emily, Donna & Braden outside the Women in Military Service Memorial (July 3, 2000)
 
 
Arlington National Cemetery (July 3, 2000) Arlington National Cemetery
 
 
Braden at the Kennedy Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery Braden at the Kennedy Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery (July 3, 2000)
 
 
Guard at the tomb of the unknown soldier, Arlington National Cemetery (July 3, 2000) Guard at the tomb of the unknown soldier, Arlington National Cemetery
 
 
Braden enjoying a popsicle while waiting for our bus Braden enjoying a popsicle while waiting for our bus (July 3, 2000)
 
 
Lincoln Memorial (July 3, 2000) Lincoln Memorial
 
 
Washington Memorial Washington Memorial (July 3, 2000)
 
 
Seabees Memorial (July 3, 2000) Seabees Memorial
 
 
The ORIGINAL Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution on display and under guard for the 4th of July celebration The ORIGINAL Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution on display and under guard for the 4th of July celebration (July 4, 2000)
 
 
Emily & Braden at National Archieves (July 4, 2000) Emily & Braden at National Archieves
 
 
Emily & Braden waving at Kermit the Frog balloon in the 4th of July parade Emily & Braden waving at Kermit the Frog balloon in the 4th of July parade (July 4, 2000)
 
 
Eagle balloon in 4th of July parade (July 4, 2000) Eagle balloon in 4th of July parade
 
 
Cloggers in the 4th of July parade Cloggers in the 4th of July parade (July 4, 2000)
 
 
WWII Belgian tanks in 4th of July parade (July 4, 2000) WWII Belgian tanks in 4th of July parade
 
 
Budweiser Clydesdales in the 4th of July parade Budweiser Clydesdales in the 4th of July parade (July 4, 2000)
 
 
Braden & Emily with Dorothy's Red Slippers (July 4, 2000) Braden & Emily with Dorothy's Red Slippers
 
 
Braden outside of Museum of American History Braden outside of Museum of American History (July 4, 2000)
 
 
Emily outside of Museum of American History (July 4, 2000) Emily outside of Museum of American History
 
 
Korean War Memorial Korean War Memorial (July 4, 2000)
 
 
Korean War Memorial (July 4, 2000) Korean War Memorial
 
 
Emily & Braden at Korean War Memorial Emily & Braden at Korean War Memorial (July 4, 2000)
 
 
Korean War Memorial - FREEDOM IS NOT FREE (July 4, 2000) Korean War Memorial - FREEDOM IS NOT FREE
 
 
Vietnam War Memorial Vietnam War Memorial (July 4, 2000)
 
 
Braden at Vietnam War Memorial (July 4, 2000) Braden at Vietnam War Memorial
 
 
Emily at Vietnam War Memorial Emily at Vietnam War Memorial (July 4, 2000)
 
 
Emily waiting for fireworks (July 4, 2000) Emily waiting for fireworks
 
 
Braden with his optic light Braden with his optic light (July 4, 2000)
 
 
Braden, Donna & Emily waiting for fireworks (July 4, 2000) Braden, Donna & Emily waiting for fireworks
 
 
Donna & Braden watching fireworks Donna & Braden watching fireworks (July 4, 2000)
 
 
Emily watching fireworks (July 4, 2000) Emily watching fireworks
 
 
Fireworks at the Washington Memorial Fireworks at the Washington Memorial (July 4, 2000)
 
 
Braden was so happy with his own private bedroom.. even with it's own door! (July 4, 2000) Braden was so happy with his own private bedroom.. even with it's own door!
 
 
Emily and Braden hauling water at George Washington's estate, Mt. Vernon Emily and Braden hauling water at George Washington's estate, Mt. Vernon (July 6, 2000)
 
 
Emily, Braden & Donna at Mt. Vernon (July 6, 2000) Emily, Braden & Donna at Mt. Vernon
 
 
Mt. Vernon river view Mt. Vernon river view (July 6, 2000)
 
 
Emily, Braden & Donna at Mt. Vernon (July 6, 2000) Emily, Braden & Donna at Mt. Vernon
 
 
George & Martha Washington's burial tombGeorge & Martha Washington's burial tomb (July 6, 2000)
 
 
George Washington's grave (July 6, 2000) George Washington's grave
 
 
Emily taking time to smell the flowers Emily taking time to smell the flowers (July 6, 2000)
 
 
Braden taking time to smell the flowers (July 6, 2000) Braden taking time to smell the flowers
 
 
We were lucky enough to be near our friends who just left Germany, the Shykes, and they took us out to ride their horse Margaret.
 
Emily Emily (July 9, 2000)
 
Braden (July 9, 2000) Braden
 
 Beth & Emily Beth & Emily (July 9, 2000)
 
 
Katie (July 9, 2000)  Katie
 
 
Alisa Alisa (July 9, 2000)
 
 
Alisa & Braden (July 9, 2000) Alisa & Braden
 
 
Emily & Beth Emily & Beth (July 9, 2000)
 
 
Katie & Tyler (July 9, 2000) Katie & Tyler
 
 
Tyler & Braden Tyler & Braden (July 9, 2000)
 
 
Sue (July 9, 2000) Sue
 
 
Braden Braden (July 9, 2000)
 
 
Keith and his racecar (July 9, 2000) Keith and his racecar
 
 
Tyler & Braden Tyler & Braden (July 9, 2000)
 
 
We were also close to my good friend, Stephanie, who came to pay us a visit too! Had only been 12 years since we had seen each other!! She went with us to see the Roosevelt Memorial
 
Donna, Stephanie & Braden (July 10, 2000) Donna, Stephanie & Braden
 
 
Emily & Braden at the Roosevelt Memorial Emily & Braden at the Roosevelt Memorial (July 10, 2000)
 
 
Stephanie & Alisa (July 10, 2000) Stephanie & Alisa
 
 
Stephanie, Emily, Braden & Alisa Stephanie, Emily, Braden & Alisa (July 10, 2000)
 
 
Emily listening to the radio with Roosevelt (July 10, 2000) Emily listening to the radio with Roosevelt
 
 
Stephanie Stephanie (July 10, 2000)
 
 
Braden, Emily & Donna with Fala (July 10, 2000) Braden, Emily & Donna with Fala
 
 
Braden & Emily Braden & Emily (July 10, 2000)
 
 
Roosevelt and Donna (July 10, 2000) Roosevelt and Donna
 
 
Braden, Emily & Alisa Braden, Emily & Alisa (July 2000)
 
 
Emily (July 2000) Emily
 
 
Back in North Carolina, we spend much time enjoying the swimming pool, almost outside our front door!
 
Emily, Braden & Alisa Emily, Braden & Alisa (July 15, 2000)
 
 
Emily (July 15, 2000) Emily
 
 
Braden Braden (July 15, 2000)
 
 
We spent a very hot day (almost 100 degrees!) at an exotic animal park near Fayetteville.
 
Braden & Emily feeding some donkey's (July 16, 2000) Braden & Emily feeding some donkey's
 
 
Emily Emily (July 16, 2000)
 
 
Braden taking a break to ride the merry-go-round (July 16, 2000) Braden taking a break to ride the merry-go-round
 
 
Donna & Braden feeding a deer and some goats Donna & Braden feeding a deer and some goats (July 16, 2000)
 
 
Looking at the alligator!! (July 16, 2000) Looking at the alligator!!
 
 
Braden & Emily feeding the buffalo Braden & Emily feeding the buffalo (July 16, 2000)
 
 
Emily, Braden & Donna in an old mine entrance (July 16, 2000) Emily, Braden & Donna in an old mine entrance
 
 
Alisa, Braden & Emily on an old covered bridge Alisa, Braden & Emily on an old covered bridge (July 16, 2000)
 
 
Look at that elk!! (July 16, 2000) Look at that elk!!
 
 
Donna, Braden & Emily Donna, Braden & Emily (July 16, 2000)
 
 
Donna, Braden & Emily feeding a camel (July 16, 2000) Donna, Braden & Emily feeding a camel
 
 
Private Braden reporting for duty Private Braden reporting for duty (July 20, 2000)
 
 
Watch out for incoming flak!!! - and already a Colonel!! (July 20, 2000) Watch out for incoming flak!!! - and already a Colonel!!
 
 
The Poston's - Eric, Erica, JT, Holly, Scotty & Maddie The Poston's - Eric, Erica, JT, Holly, Scotty & Maddie (July 20, 2000)
 
 
Emily, Braden & Alisa on the Lazy River in Myrtle Beach (July 22, 2000) Emily, Braden & Alisa on the Lazy River in Myrtle Beach
 
 
Emily, Alisa, & Braden on the Lazy River in Myrtle Beach Emily, Alisa, & Braden on the Lazy River in Myrtle Beach (July 22, 2000)
 
 
Emily, Alisa & Braden petting a stingray in Myrtle Beach (July 23, 2000) Emily, Alisa & Braden petting a stingray in Myrtle Beach
 
 
Emily, Donna & Braden Emily, Donna & Braden (July 24, 2000)
 
 
Emily in a ceiling tube at Chucky Cheese's (July 27, 2000) Emily in a ceiling tube at Chucky Cheese's
 
 
Braden riding a waterskiing game at Chucky Cheese's Braden riding a waterskiing game at Chucky Cheese's (July 27, 2000)
 
 
Well, if Braden can, so can I says Donna! (July 27, 2000) Well, if Braden can, so can I says Donna!
 
 
Emily and Chucky Cheese Emily and Chucky Cheese (July 27, 2000)
 
 
Braden (July 2000) Braden
 
 
Emily Emily (July 2000)
 
 
Donna & Braden (July 2000) Donna & Braden
 
 
Emily, Donna & Braden Emily, Donna & Braden (July 2000)
 
 
Alisa & Donna (July 2000) Alisa & Donna
 
 
Emily and Donna Emily and Donna (July 2000)
 
 
Braden, Alisa, & Emily (July 28, 2000) Braden, Alisa, & Emily
 
 
Emily lost her first tooth on the airplane back to Germany, and received a 5DM coin from a lady on the planeEmily lost her first tooth on the airplane back to Germany, and received a 5DM coin from a lady on the plane (July 29, 2000)
 
 
These beautiful grapevines awaited us on our ride home from the airport (July 29, 2000)These beautiful grapevines awaited us on our ride home from the airport
 
 
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