Going postal

We decided to make a quick jaunt south to Washington DC before the school year starts next week. The daughter of our longtime friends (the Fifes) was getting married there so it seemed like the perfect time to have a road trip.

Since we used to live in DC, we wanted to mix in some new-to-us sights. Our first stop was the National Postal Museum. Sam had read about it in the Smithsonian Magazine so we thought we'd check it out. 

It's housed in the beautiful old post office headquarters building:

We had it pretty much to ourselves (as with most of the other DC attractions).
Early September travel is lovely. 

Maddy was especially a fan since she's a perpetual post service booster and loves getting and sending real, stamp-and-mailbox letters.

LOVE the mailboxes.    
Next up, the new Martin Luther King memorial...