A thoroughly Capitol idea!
08.04.2007 - 10.04.2007 12 °C
Were back on, and about up to date at last! The photo backlog is pretty much cleared, and now we're in Washington, home of the cheesy photo opportunity (brace yourself for some classics!)
OK, so we arrived on Good Friday afternoon by train, jumped on the Metro and got to our hotel. Brilliant location (2 or 3 blocks from Smithsonian Institute buildings, the Mall, the White House) The hotel is a bit touristy, but it'll do us! The first afternoon we wandered down to the White House, cos you just kinda gotta!
The following morning we went to the Museum of Natural History (one of the Smithsonian buildings) and saw loads of stuffed animals, Dinosaur bones, that kind of thing. Also a 3D IMAX show. During the afternoon we popped into the Air and Space museum and looked at some space stuff, and had a quick look at some sites as we moved around.
Today was the best day of weather so far (We've had sun since a little flutter of snow in Philly on Thursday, but there's a load of cold air from Canada cooling the whole of the coutry down at the minute). We went back into the Air & Space (small doses is good!), saw a 3D IMAX show about the moon (same one as in Florida, gang, and we stayed awake this time!).
Then we spent the afternoon walking around seeing the sights.
Washington is built to walk around idly, looking at big statues and buildings, with huge open avenues and green spaces. Is very nice! There's still more to see in the museums and more memorials and stuff to wander 'round. We're here til Friday, and is nice to be a bit settled in one place (and get some washing done!)
We'll be back on before we leave DC, so speak again soon. Hope everyone had a good Easter.
Bye for now,
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