D.C. Girls Trip - Days 3 & 4
Sunday: First we were off to the Holocaust Museum, tickets - while free - have to be waited in line for, and in hand early, because they run out quickly. Of course no pictures are allowed here - it was very eye-opening, very sad certainly, and a very good reminder that we cannot forget what has happened and turn a blind eye to things that may still be.
|from just outside the Holocaust museum|
|tired feet (and broke-down Toms) taking a break on the Metro|
|Yummy lunch at Nando's Peri Peri|
|this picture shows better how long and steep the escalator was!|
Highlight of the day: Walking through Arlington.
Monday: Our last day, but since our flight wasn't until evening we had plenty of time to get it a few more sights. First stop was to the National Gallery of Art - I'm not that big into art, but I do fancy seeing the greats - Monet, van Gogh, Degas, Matisse, Gauguin, and Davinci!
Then I wanted to see the Navy Memorial for dad (and myself) of course...
|spotted a protest along the way, Linda was delighted!|
|Memorial to the Navy family|
|our lucky day - food trucks! we ate at this one by Jose Andres|
One last walk back through the Mall, and one last Metro ride back to the hotel - no time to stop in the Mint, but had to take a picture for my class! With 45 minutes to spare, Jeran and I decided we needed one more little pie, it was the first stop in Georgetown, so we knew we had time if we walked fast - we were shocked to find it closed!!! We didn't want to leave D.C. without one last treat, so we checked Georgetown Cupcakes and the line wasn't as long, and Jeran convinced her mom to have our airport taxi come pick us up there - so it worked out pretty much perfect. I wish I had a picture of our little cupcake tasting party on the floor of the airport before we had to split up to go to our separate gates. It was a pretty sweet end to our trip... see what I did there?
By no means did we get to see everything, but Todd is kind of happy about that so I will want to go back with him :) It was a perfect trip - I'm SO grateful for the opportunity to have gone and see the places and artifacts that built our country and carried it through the roughest times. I loved seeing those things that you only ever hear about but never think you will see in person, like the Declaration or Hope Diamond. I was fascinated by the items that surprised me - like the "thank you" card from Saddam Hussein to George Bush and calling card from John Wilkes Booth when he stopped at VP Andrew Johnson's house. I was happily surprised by the amount of great food options, and genuine affordability of the entire area! I can't say enough good things about this place, and about my whole experience. So, I'll just say, if you haven't been - go to Washington D.C.!