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... to L'Enfant Plaza Metro station, where we transferred to the Red line to the Smithsonian station, one stop away. Up out of the hole, and we were on the National Mall, near the Washington Monument; the Lincoln Memorial, our destination, lives all the way at the other end of the Mall, about a mile and a quarter away.
By this time, it was almost 6:30, and the sun was just ...
... know, that could explain why I was so surprised to find that George Washington was such a key figure in the American Revolution.)
Anyway, we got to the American History Museum and, what do you know? Another line to get in. We decided to brave it this time, and it wasn’t all that bad. We saw a bunch of neat stuff (that’s a technical term), like the Count from Sesame Street and ...
... I guess Wednesdays are reserved for everybody-else-who-is-nobody to eat there. I fit right in.
After lunch, we went to the Farragut West Metro station and took the Blue Line out to Arlington Cemetery and the Iwo Jima statue. We took the tour and stopped at the final resting place of President Kennedy (Jackie is there, too) and the eternal flame, burning at his grave. ...
... but once I realized the locations of sights I wanted to see relative to the
stations I decided getting to all of them on foot in a big arc would be a better
choice on a beautiful day than getting to them from the Metro.
My first stop was the Washington National Cathedral on Wisconsin
Avenue. It’s pretty spectacular and officially named the Cathedral Church of Saint
Peter and Saint Paul. The claim is that it’s the second largest cathedral ...
... possibly sleepwalking) Chinese man getting up, packing his bag, getting dressed then falling asleep in his clothes...repeated almost on loop between 4 and 5 am, ending with him bags packed, clothes and asleep sat up.
After mastering the art of getting dressed and actually leaving on our first attempt, we headed back to the National Mall and the Washington Monument in the hope of getting tickets however ...