washington DC staycationThis is a sponsored post. 

Would you like your vacation photos to be sitting on your printer when you get home from a vacation? That’s exactly what I did this past weekend when we went on our Washington DC staycation.

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We have lived near Washington DC for the 18 of the last 21 years and every year we talk about staying downtown for a weekend and playing tourist. We decided to finally do it this year.

Washington DC Must-See Spots

The first must-see spot is the White House. It’s not very easy to get a tour, but you can walk around the outside of the entire White House. Stop on Pennsylvania Avenue to take photos. The road is only open to pedestrians, so it’s a great place to get group photos. The photo above was taken from the front of the White House.

the capital is a must-see attraction in Washington DC

The Capital can be seen from many spots throughout DC. I took this photo while we were crossing the street. I looked to the right and there was a great shot of the Capital. There is a visitor’s center and you can sign up for tours.

Washington Monument

The Washington Monument can be seen from just about everywhere in DC. It’s on the Mall with the Capital on one end and the World War II memorial and Lincoln monument the other end. If you want to climb the Washington Monument, you will need to stand in line and get a ticket in the morning.

Smithsonian Museum in Washington DC

The Smithsonian Museum can take a few days if you want to hit all the museums. We went to the Natural History & American History museums this trip. We saw the history of food, transportation, the Presidents, the First Ladies, the Hope Diamond, dinosaurs, mummies and much more.

The Ford's Theatre

Last, but not least, we went past the Ford’s Theatre. There are tours, but we were exhausted by the time we got to the Ford’s Theatre, so we didn’t take the tour or go into it.

Running in DC

Sunday morning, my daughter and I got up early, put on our running gear and headed out for a 5 mile run along the Mall in DC. It was so beautiful outside and we stopped for a few selfies at some famous spots.

First the Washington Monument.

washington monument selfie

Then the World Word II Memorial.

world war II memorial

Last….the White House.

the white house selfie

Printing Photos At Home While On Vacation

Download the HP ePrint app and you can print the photos from your phone straight to your printer at home. Here are my photos as seen in the ePrint app.

HP ePrint app

And next you can make some edits in the app to adjust the size of the print. Before I left, I loaded my printer with 4×6″ photo paper so I could print the photos.

making edits in the ePrint app

When I got home, this was on my printer.

photos on the printer from ePrint

I loved it! I could print to my printer while I was still downtown. In order to do this, you need to have an ePrint ready printer like the HP ENVY 5530 e-All-in-One printer.

Disclosure: This post is part of an #HPFamilyTime sponsored campaign. I received a laptop, printer and other product for my participation. All opinions are my own.

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