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DC Day 4 - Bureau of Engraving and Printing, Washington Monument

We also toured the Bureau of Engraving and Printing and saw millions of dollars being printed! (I must say, in my former work life, I've seen many press rooms and this one was so clean.) No cameras here either unfortunately, but it was a very cool process. This tour is actually what I remember best from my trip to DC when I was in the 5th grade (Josh and Lizzy's age now).
They have to get tired of the joke "Do we get free samples?" because we heard it a few times, but they were good about saying "Only on Thursdays" or "We just ran out." Allen had his hands on a million dollars too. *sigh* They had pallets in the press rooms of 64 million dollars each. 64 MILLION DOLLARS!
After this, we went on a secret mission (like the Book of Secrets in the movie National Treasure)! The Igels were so good to us (again) and went early to the Washington Monument for tickets and hid ours in a secret location. Allen got a text, then we went on a hunt and found them. So fun! And the monument itself was neat of course. It was a rainy day, but I had the dumb little camera, so we didn't expect great pics anyway. Great views though!
Jefferson Memorial
World War II Memorial, Reflecting Pool (without water), then the Lincoln Memorial
Capitol Building
White House
White House a bit closer
White House behind the cute kids
Monument bottom
Monument top (555 feet, and yes, Allen paced off 555 feet to see where it would land if it fell!)
The kids also turned in their Junior Ranger books and earned their badges for the National Mall.