Days Inn Camp Springs
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Washington is like Canberra but much prettier, with bigger and more impressive buildings and museums. Maybe it's not like Canberra at all... Weatherwise it has treated us poorly. Our first full day was rained out (we did have a big day out but managed not to get drenched). Our second full day was hot and humid yuck!
Our first evening was ...
... sit and get info for the day ahead. The best surprise of the day was that ALL Smithsonian museums are free of charge! First up it was over to the National Museum of Natural History and straight into the dinosaur exhibits. It doesn't matter how old you get, the appeal of seeing those massive skeletons never goes away. From here we took in the Evolution of Man, mammals, sea creatures, rocks, minerals and the famous and priceless "Hope Diamond". We ...
... Monument first, the girls "ran" the majority of the way. Past the World War 2 memorial situated at the bottom of the Reflection Pool, (it too was under refurbishment) and on up the hill to the bottom of the fenced Monument. Hayley's gorilla arms technically touched the fence first, but their bodies were in the exact same distance to the finish line, so graciously they shared the prize money.
Facing away from the Lincoln Memorial and to our right was body of ...
... the American Indian. I confess we went to the last museum not for the displays... So many locals had recommended the Mitsitam Cafe for something different-indigenous meals. It was delish with different dishes and ingredients that we were unfamilar with. There were some that were familuar though, such as nachos, burritos but with different fillings. Did you know mitsitam means 'lets eat!' in the Native language of the Delaware and Piscataway peoples? Talking about Delaware, that ...
... The hotel had a free shuttle but we would have had to wait so we jumped into a cab and headed off down to the Waterfront area. There we some shops; nice outlook and open air bars where you could have a drink and look at the Potomac River. There was a number of naval helicopters frequently crossing overhead so we sat back and relaxed. We chatted to the locals; had a few laughs and generally looked forward to having 3 days off the bikes and time to explore.
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- Adjoining Rooms
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility
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