Monday Night, Nov 5,
We found the most pleasant DC cab driver named Hank. We called him for four trips all over DC, and tonight after dinner we asked him to just take us on a night tour of DC so we could take some photos. Enjoy them.
The Washington Monument
The US Capitol
Monday, Nov 5
If you visit DC, this is a must-see.
Sunday, Nov 4
Unfortunately we couldn't snap pics inside, but here is an outside view of this massive museum.
Saturday, Nov 3
Today was a kick back day-recovery day. We visited Arlington National Cemetery and saw the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Very impressive. Row after row of markers reminds me of those men and women who have sacrificed so much down through the years to preserve and protect the very freedoms I enjoy today. Sobering and reflective moment.
Enjoyed a wonderful Mexican meal in Georgetown-name ??-but yummy.
DC has a bus system called the Circulator-cost $1 to ride every time you board. Great price-convenient. We also stopped at a famous cupcake shop-Georgetown Cupcakes-and brought four back to our room. The wait in line was 25 minutes-was worth it we think.
Tomorrow we do museums-going to see the Declaration of Independence and other famous stuff from the founding of our country. More info tomorrow.
Friday, Nov 2
Today we visited the US Capital Building where the Senators and Representatives hang out. Very opulent. So much marble and lovely hardwood paneled walls and doors everywhere.
The rotunda was impressive. There are some wonderful statues of both marble and bronze-wanted to share a few photos-but later.
The tour is a worthy tour-we were guided by a staff person from Senator Murray's office.
A word to the wise-wear comfortable shoes and do a bit of physical conditioning before coming to DC. You will walk a few miles.
Thurs. Nov 1
Our day began innocently enough with a ride on the DC Metro Subway system. Finally figured out the ticketing system, boarded and we are on our way.
First stop-White House Tour:
Saw The Green Room, The Blue Room, The Red Room, The Bath Room (oops, sorry-not correct-did you know there are 35 br's in the WH?)
Impressive little cottage.
You must take a Segway tour the next time you do DC. What a blast.
Absolutely loved Lincoln Memorial
Korean War Memorial
And so many others.
Fri will be museum day.
Wed. Oct. 31
Travel day, left Seattle at 6AM.
Arrive Baltimore at 320PM
Met our hosts at their home and took them to dinner, and then drove downtown Baltimore just to see the sights.
Drove by and around Johns Hopkins Hospital and University. Impressive
Tomorrow-tour the White House, rent Segway's and tour Washington Mall area see what other adventures we can have.