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... well as the Smithsonian Museums – admission to all is free.
I had been to the National Gallery once before many years
ago when I lived in the DC area. At that time I had been to Europe once and
taken an art history course in college but had not yet developed a strong
interest in art history, so this visit felt almost new again for me. It’s an
astounding collection, as impressive as anywhere in the U.S. ...
... about 86 hours.
We traveled for 23 days, which means we drove an average of 226 miles (364 km) per day. Pecos, TX to Austin, TX was, with 395 miles (636 km), the longest drive, and our sightseeing day in New Orleans, with 0 miles driven, the shortest.
Along the way, we purchased 157.619 gallons (596.65 ...
... some funny stares!! Finally found it after going around the building and up and down twice - our our guide was Laura and it was her first tour, so she was still learning some of the facts but it was still cool to see it all, we took this underground tunnel subway from the senators building to the main Capitol building which was good because I was not feeling walking in the heat anymore! Then we watched a movie which told us how it works: there's 2 senators from each state, ...
... which was a crowd favourite. Our first stop was to the White House and sure enough it was raining outside. But we pushed through and had a look. Once again it was much much smaller than I expected. We were all getting pretty sick of the rain so off to the smithsonian museums. The natural history museum was high on everyone's lists so that was our priority. Walking in it was so crowded it seemed like everyone was trying to stay out of the rain like us. The first room you ...
If I'm honest I wasn't all that keen on DC. It seems very spread out with no set shopping areas that we could see. Also both Mel & I said we felt much safer walking around in NYC. Seemed to be several gang type areas & lots of beggars. Not sure I'd come back in a hurry but then again maybe I would to visit all of the Smithsonian Institutes that were closed due to the government shutdown. Some of them ...