Day 3 - WASHINGTON DC
Trip Start Sep 07, 2008
81Trip End Dec 10, 2008
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We still haven't seen everything we wanted to, but I've come to the realisation that you would just have to spend weeks here, for example the Museums consist of:
The National Air & Space Museum
National Museum of American History,
National Museum of Natural History
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
National Postal Musum
Arts & Industries Building
Let alone all the Government buildings, hundreds of Art Galleries, the Union Station, Georgetown etc, and as I said before, 99 percent of these are free
As it so happened, we've had the last week, day after day, going into the city with New York and Washington combined, in fact we've found travelling exhausting, there are no such thing as sleep in days when you have trains to catch, or tours to do, etc. so we decided to have Sunday as our rest day, and let the kids do their own thing.
The morning was beautiful and cloudless. We started off going out for breakfast, 10 steps away, at the campsite café, which is open 8 till 8, 7 days. We had pancakes, french toast and scrambled egg. We know it's common for the Americans to eat out for breakfast, but not for us (I came back and had my cereal after). Then they all just played in the park where Harrison completed his tunnel invention in the sandpit, and in the afternoon, we made some popcorn, and went into the big lounge area that they have here, with the massive TV, and the kids felt like they were at the movies! I, on the other hand, did some really exciting stuff, like catch up on washing, and Gary is dumping sewage as I speak, so unfortunately life doesn't stop for us, just 'cause it's Sunday, and the mundane tasks must be done.
The weather has been very mild, easy to travel in, and we are expecting it to get even warmer as we head further down the east coast
We've really enjoyed Washington DC, and would certainly recommend it - it has something for everyone. Essentially, the downtown area has not changed in 200 years, yes there might be a few more cars on the road, but the buildings and architecture remain intact and still standing as strong as ever.
No doubt, it will be around for the next century, and for the generations to come.