Shuttle buses take visitors to different stops along the embassy route. The weather was sunny and warm, so we walked a good bit, but also rode the shuttle for longer distances. Programs detail the activities for each embassy and provide maps and addresses. It's fun to get your "passport" stamped at each country as you visit.
The first stop on our tour was the British Embassy. A photo with the Queen was a must!
The table is set for an elegant dinner. A man wearing a lovely tuxedo explained the menu for the dinner and gave a brief introduction to protocol for such an event.
Alexia is excited to sign a card to celebrate the Queen's Jubilee!
The red telephone box is so cute! Natalia said, "Ummmm, Mom, this phone says Verizon on it." It would be a pretty expensive call if the phone belonged to another company, I suppose.
Embassies offered so many other treats to visitors. The Embassy of Greece had delicious food and other embassies had samples of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. The men in this photo are Estonian folk dancers. We really enjoyed their performance.
Part of the fun is seeing the architecture of the embassy buildings. The embassies around the Dupont Circle area are housed in gorgeous mansions while other more modern structures are found in larger open areas. The Italian embassy is very modern in design, both inside and outside of the building. Even the interior paint and furniture is stunning.
The minnies thought that this little blue Vespa would be perfect for them! It's adorable, but I preferred the Maserati that was parked in the long driveway.
The event is family friendly and there are many children's activities. In our adventure around the world, the minnies played mini-golf, soccer, made homemade pasta, and created works of art. They spent quite a long time working with the ceramics master while he worked.
Other fun activities for children include face painting, temporary tattoos, princess parades, dancing, playing musical instruments and much, much more!
The Embassy Open House is already on our calendar for next year! I highly recommend this free spring activity.