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... unfortunately under repair and was covered in scaffolding, however we could still make out the monument and it is very impressive, stretching towards the sky in an obelisk shape. After that we headed over to the Museum of Natural History where we spent a good 2 hours just exploring and admiring all of the exhibits. It was a pretty amazing museum and covered so much, from the dawn of man, to the evolution of mammals and the history of the dinosaurs ...
... aka the Dog Whisperer) filming a show for national geographic. Les tried to get a snap as we walked past him, but due to the camera being set on self portrait she just ended up with a picture of her forehead. O well you can't win them all.
Lunch was had at the "Elephant and Castle" pub which reminded me of my old haunt in San Francisco.
With so many museums in DC it was going to be impossible to get ...
... Ecuador which I thought was hilarious because yesterday I met Peruvians, and those are the only two spanish speaking countries I have traveled in. They dropped their map over the wall I was sitting on to eat so I hopped over to grab it. One of the women started thanking me and telling me "how kind" I was in Spanish, and then tried switching to English, but I just rolled with the Spanish. After the Capitol I did some laundry and cut up vegetables for dinner. Then I headed out ...
Today we walked passed the White House and the West Wing. It was very big, though in some spots they could pressure spray it to get it a bit extra pearly white. There was a massive water fountain with red flowers around it just like you see in the movies and on tv. It would've been good to do a tour of the White House, but they are not running tours at the moment. After we went to the Museum of ...
... Grandpa has a CIRA board meeting to call into at 5:30...4:30 Central Time.
Board meeting done...curse sequestration and the FAA!
We walked to a "food court" (unbeknownst to us) for dinner...Mama Ilardo's...not bad, but not Giardiano's either!!!
Home and bed...tomorrow is our last full day in DC. Laura will join us tomorrow. Great fun.
Take care my friends!
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