Still traveling over here (one of these days I’ll be able to say something else), but I did manage to get a few photos edited so I can share them with you.
When I said I crammed a lot into my time away, I’m not kidding. In the six days we were in D.C., we managed to hit the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial, the WWII memorial, the Vietnam memorial, the Air and Space Museum at the National Mall, the Air and Space Museum next to Dulles Airport, the American History Museum, the National Gallery of Art (not to be confused with theAmerican Art Museum, which I did not make it to), the National Archives, and the National Zoo. We missed the White House and a few other museums I would have loved to visit, but there’s only so many hours in a day (and only so much my feet can take – I’m still waiting for the swelling to go down).
And that takes us to the end of my first week away. “Crazy busy” is definitely a phrase that applies here, but I do love me some museums (and I realize that I’ve knocked off a couple of things from my 30 Before 30 list – more on that later).
I have to say that I absolutely loved D.C. I loved the city, I loved the museums, I loved how easy it was to get around (though the Metro really could have been better lit in my opinion). I really, really loved the architecture and the look of the city, and if I could, I probably would move there tomorrow. You ever just visit a city and have it click for you? Yeah, that’s how it felt for me. But then again, I also fell in love with Los Angeles again, too, this trip, so I’m all torn.
If you’ve never been to the National Mall, it’s gorgeous. Here’s a quick walking tour:
Pretty, right? They don’t make buildings the way they used to…
D.C. travel tip: If you’re looking to visit the White House, you’ll have to go through your Congressman to get tickets, and you’ll need to do it a while in advance. I believe this is also true if you want to take a tour of the Capitol building. Just a heads up!