Saturday, August 13, 2011

Day Twenty

Washington DC in one day...eek, not enough time.  We were all up late catching up with the Morris family, so we got a bit of a late start.  We had tickets to tour the capitol building, but we had a long walk from our parking spot to the capitol and there was no way Wendy’s legs could make it on time, so we decided to take a cab.  As we were getting into it, I looked at our ticket reservation and noticed we were supposed to be there at least 45 minutes early to go through security.  So, we got out of the cab, paid the driver a nominal amount for his time, settled for a look at the building, and walked to the National Gallery.  The kids had a surprisingly long attention span for art.  It was an impressive collection.  Just after the kids were sick of it, we walked on to the Air and Space Museum.  Also impressive and educational.  We went to Georgetown for dinner at a Thai restaurant, walked around Georgetown a bit, then went back to meet the Morris family for a night tour of the monuments.  The power was off at the Lincoln Monument, but we saw it anyway.  Next we made our way to the Vietnam Memorial, the Korean War Memorial, then to the Jefferson Memorial.  It was a big walking day, and it was late, so everyone was done by this point.  So, we went back and went straight to bed.
Do you think we stayed too long?  I can't quite tell.

Tip of the day:  Don’t accidentally park in a handicapped parking spot in DC.

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