I went back and forth on whether I should bring an umbrella stroller or a jogging stroller to D.C. I am glad I went with latter. Minus the White House tour where strollers are banned, we brought the stroller everywhere. Every museum, every monument, even shopping and the NBA game where they had a stroller check. The truly only downside of the stroller was learning which elevators in the metro system are used as public restrooms.
At one station the elevators weren’t at the entrance we were at and an employee, seeing sweet sleeping Ennis, told us how to take the stroller down the escalator without having to wake Ennis up. At another like the above photo, the elevators were out for maintenance so Ennis got to ride in the arms of his auntie Joy while I brought it folded down the escalator.
For the long naps and for the comfort of pushing, I’m so glad I brought the big stroller that reclined and rolled on all surfaces and could jump curbs. It was nice to have somewhere to bundle him up from the cold and drape with a weather protector sheet under in the rain. It kept him warm, dry, and rested. It was gate checked for free on our flights.
Yes,yes, bring the big stroller every time.