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So with a happy smile on my face I caught the train to the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History.
Well, what a wonder it was. It is housed in a MASSIVE building (and given Washington DC is full of massive buildings, that is saying something!!) - it is over 25 football fields in size and (according to the brochure) holds the largest natural history collection in the ...
... bad description. Congress is where all the decisions and stuff is made by the president. It is like our parliament house, but WAY bigger!!! There are some pics below, unfortunately though, in the outside pics, you will notice that the roof is in scaffolding and that is because they are doing renovations!!!
I hope you enjoyed reading this and I will update the blog again soon for Disney and Universal!!!
Our last day in the capital city was slipping by way to fast! We had hoped to see the National Archives, Art Gallery and Newseum. They go onto the 'if we get back here again' list too! We had time for a coffee at the Art Gallery, but that was about it. We had planned for an early dinner as we still had to pack and reorganise ourselves for our early departure to NYC the next morning.
Repetitive I know, but we enjoyed our ...
... the butterfly exhibit, however we stumbled upon the Hope Diamond and other gems. Amazing what you can find. Had lunch in the cafeteria, then headed over to the History Museum to see the Star Spangled Banner exhibit featuring the American Flag which actually flew during war of 1812 thereby inspiring Francis Scott Keys tingling anthem. What an amazing energetic experience to view this in person.
Saw Julia Childs kitchen which ...
Numerous photographs of the Kennedy's was on exhibit at the Newseum. I was tickled to see a photograph of Jackie standing in front of the Georgetown house that I had photographed only a couple days prior. If I had known about the picture then, I would have stood in the very spot Jackie had stood and asked Andy take my picture in front of the house. Even if I am not as beautiful as Jackie O., I would still have got a kick out of it.