Trip Start Oct 04, 2007
142Trip End Feb 03, 2008
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Our plan for today was to visit two photographic exhibits at the Corcoran Gallery, pay for our NorthWest tickets and visit another gallery. We achieved all this - but what a story.
Before we left the house we looked up NorthWest's DC address. That was our fist stop when we arrived in DC. When we inquired at the reception desk for the building we were told they had moved some time ago. So we rang NW and were told we could pay at the airport or any travel agent. As we didn't want to travel out to the airport we decided to look for a travel agency.
But first we went to the Corcoran and saw Ansel Adams exhibit which we thought was terrific. Then we saw 'Annie Leibovitz: A Photographer's Life, 1990-2005' which did not impress Ruth who felt that while many of the photos were great shots, some were pretentious and some of the subjects were uninteresting. Also the accompanying documentation was not helpful in explaining the connection or relevance of the photos. So, after lunch we resumed our search to pay for our flight booking.
We went to walk East from Corcoran to a Visitors Centre but the area was cordoned off as George W was leaving the White House. So we took a long detour and were given directions to a nearby AAA shop. Once there we were nearly in luck. The receptionist told us that they usually handle such requests but that "the travel agent was not in today."
Our final destination was the Postal Museum. We were able to spend about an hour there, after nearly 2 hours spent finalising our plane tickets. We haven't yet built up the stamina to book our other flights. The Postal Museum was interesting. It had exhibits about the growth of the Postal service as well as an incredible collection of stamps.
Back home for another great dinner - this time treats from a Philadelphia deli.