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... there, we walked to the Pentagon Memorial. It truly is an amazing tribute to those who lost their lives on September 11. It was a long walk from the Metro, but worth it to pay tribute them. From there, we rode the Metro back to the National Mall where we went to the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum. It was really cool to see the original plane flown by the Wright brothers and to see the replicas of ...
... the Intrepid museum in New York but there was a lot more to see here. Drones, lunar modules, the original Wright flyer, World War 2 planes etc. It was a huge place and I could have spent the whole day there but instead did a whirlwind trip through as many rooms as I could and then we moved on to the next museum... By now it was towards the end of the day so we just had quick visits to the National Museum of the American Indian and the National Museum of African Art. At 6 we met ...
... streets and do not allow left turns during certain hours 3:30-5. With that in mind we took a little tour into Maryland, some would say we got lost, but I would say it was an adventure. We arrived home by 630pm. We had a great time and would not have it any other way.
Can I see myself living here?
It was nice hanging out with my sister. We laughed and joked around. ...
... hole, Dupont Circle. Here I enjoyed some people watching and an amazing dessert from the Shake Shack. It was called a Presidential Sweet blended custard (kind of like a soft ice cream) and involved vanilla custard with peanut butter sauce, marshmallow sauce and E. Guittard milk chocolate chunks. And yes, it was a sickly and sweet and divine as it sounds!
My first full day in Washington saw me along the National Mall starting to explore some of the many ...
... Rex facing off with a Triceratops. There was also a really interesting display of human remains and some of the oldest human skulls ever to be discovered.
We spent the remainder of the afternoon visiting the somber Arlington National Cemetery, the resting place of the veterans and military casualties from each of the nation's wars. I'm not sure if all the deceased are actually buried with their headstones but the site is expansive and a beautifully kept ...
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