Fun in the Capitol
Trip Start Sep 16, 2012
46Trip End Nov 03, 2012
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pointed out the many memorials, monuments and government buildings. So many! We had a severe case of the head spins but it helped us get an idea of Washington's layout. Then it was into the Potomac River for a spin and he placed us directly under the incoming flight path of the Regan Airport. Quite remarkable ... plane after plane coming in directly over-head!
After the tour we took a taxi out to the Lincoln Memorial (too far for our feet!) and started our sightseeing walk. The Lincoln was amazing and the view down the reflecting pool to the Washington Monument extraordinary. Had to pinch myself to believe I was really there and also suppress an impulse to run and call out “Forest, Forest”
We then walked through a number of memorials. Quite intense and patriotic (expected) and numerous fountains and views of Capital Hill. I can imagine Americans being fond of this place. Personally the war themes were a little thick around here for me.
Museums were next. Smithsonian Natural History and Native Americans were all we were going to realistically get in and even they were a bit of a struggle. Our feet were sore and we were crashing at an alarming rate. The day was very warm and it sapped our energy somewhat but we had had a great day and we were all satisfied with what we had accomplished.
Back to the Hilton for a full happy hour and an early night. We have a long day ahead of us tomorrow driving to Boston. Need our wits about us on that highway!