SpringHill Suites Gaithersburg
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... the 80s. There were lots of people riding dragon boats that you paddle in the harbour. People lined up to get into the Aquarium. And generally people enjoying the sunshine.
Lunch was at Dick's Dock. There is a sign that tells you that this place is rude, sassy and a whole list of other qualities that basically tell you its not fine dining service. It lived up to its name. On asking for a menu, our waiter drags over a massive chalk board and shoves it over to our table without ...
... metro straight to the Washington Monument to see if we could get tickets to go up to the top. Unfortunately they had all sold out for the day so instead we walked to the White House (no sign of Barack, we thought he'd have come to great us, poor effort) then down past the WWII memorial and along the reflecting pool to the Lincoln Memorial. Not for the first time on this trip it looked like a scene out of Forrest Gump, only this time it was in Forest Gump. We thought ...
... is one of the good points about our trip to Washington (1-lets count them as we go along). Another bum note was hit, however, when we looked out of the window to see snow bucketing down.
Still we were desperate to get out of the horrid hostel and with only one day in Washington had plenty to do, so at 8.15 we were out in the bucketing snow ready for some sightseeing and museums and hopeful that they would clear up.
Out into the blizzard we trekked, first ...
A delicious start with latte and fruit and muesli at Casa Luca a restaurant two blocks down . We now have the trifecta after a delicious ricotta ravioli and pork bucatini with scrumptious salad for dinner as well as lunch on our arrival in DC. This recount is being written in a pasta coma after packing a bag for travelling to Chicago tomorrow. Back to the day! Walk downtown to the Smithsonian's and we had decided to investigate the American History and the Indian or Native American ...
... walking around for 4-5 hours, so my feet were tired and I just wanted to relax which is what I did for the remainder of the night.
Even though I only really spent a few hours in DC on this trip, it was full of beautiful sights I have always wanted to see at night. I really enjoyed my quick trip through the city and I am very glad I have finally been able to do it.
Hopefully you enjoy the pictures of my one night in Washington DC!
Toni xo ...