Wow what a place. So much to see and do.
Culture we came for and culture we got. There are 19 Smithsonian museums in DC all of which are free to enter. Amazing! We only made it to 2 Smithsonian museums which were interesting with lots of information.
Orange plane below was the first plane that flew faster than the speed of sound in 1947, White plane won a $10m prize as the first private returning passenger space ship. Space ship 2 will soon be offering planes into space for $250,000. You ready?
Interesting stats in this exhibit…Wonder why wine consumption has increased over the years??
The hop on off trolley was great for getting a feel for things to do later and to see all the main sights in DC.
There are a huge number of memorials in Washington DC starting with the Lincoln Memorial at one end of a very long park, through the National Mall with lots of Museums on each side, to the US Capitol at the far end.
From Lincoln Memorial along Reflecting Pool to Washington Monument
The White House has great views out to the Washington Monument and is a busy area which is well guarded.
Georgetown and DuPont Circle are funky areas to wander around with lots of shopping & restaurants. In Georgetown the buildings in the area have to maintain the look of the area so it has a great feel about it.
Our bikes once again came in handy to ride the tidal basin and go back to some places we didn’t have time to go into on the trolley tour and see some of the suburbs.
The memorial for Franklin Roosevelt was impressive with some of his speeches from his terms as president on the walls in the area
We tripped on a couple of markets Andy & Kim had told us about which were packed! The veges were great so we had to shop and restock the boat.
4 days and there was more to see but we are heading South.