Off to meet Obama!
Trip Start Nov 26, 2009
43Trip End Apr 12, 2010
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We got into Washington about 9.30pm, a long day after flying out of LA at 7am. As we got out of Union Station we got a glimpse of the Capitol Hill building before taking a cab to our hostel. Bit of a drama in the hostel as we got stuck in a dodgy room for one night while our one for the rest of the week got new carpets fitted. I say dodgy, it wasnt that bad...except for the banging pipes!! We didnt sleep that well and the next morning had to find 4 hours to fill as we had to check out of that room, but then was told we couldnt check back into our other room till 2pm!
Next day we took a walk around the Museum of American History, didnt realise it was so big, spend about 5 hours walking around it, and no surprises that the biggest area of the museum was about the US's involvment in wars. Still was very interesting and we both learnt a bit we feel. Was planning to see the air and space museum too but ran out of time due to the American History museum being so big!!
Following day we decided to walk round all the big monuments scattered around the capital. On the map it seemed do-able to fit most of them in. So we headed off to the Jefferson memoral which is on the bank of the Potomac River, after there we headed off to the Korean war memorial via the Roosevelt memorial
On the last day we checked out the Air and Space museum and also the Capitol Hill building. A slow day for us as it was our last but we did have to visit a shop to buy an extra hat, scarf and gloves as we are feeling the cold a bit more than we thought!! A quick visit to Chinatown for lunch before we got back to pack for the early train the next day. NY here we come!!