Hittin’ DC on Foot
I’m glad I finally had a chance to hit up the nation’s capital and see some the sights out here on the east coast. The drive from Virginia Beach to D.C. was a little grueling (about 4 hours with traffic) but well worth it.
When we made it to D.C., we parked the car and began the walk to the Lincoln Memorial. The first thing you take in is the historical architecture and design of the city. There are a lot of brick buildings, that have been naturally weathered and worn. Everything is memorial this and monument that. It definitely leaves you with a spirit of exploration and makes you want to dive into the sites of the city.
The Lincoln Memorial had quite a few people sitting on the steps and admiring the big guy sitting in his temple. It was very impressive and makes you take a step back to think about what he really did for our nation. Justice, liberty, and freedom. It was also nice seeing people from all different nations coming to admire it too. I guess the world has a few universal languages.
After the Lincoln Memorial, we headed over to get to to the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History. We got an up-close look at the Washington Monument and a far view of the White House. The nephews began complaining about walking a lot and being hungry which was pretty typical. We stopped and had a soft pretzel but we had to keep pressing on.
Once we made it to the museum, we headed upstairs to avoid the gift shops and expensive food. The second floor was pretty cool with all of their animal displays and nature photos.
The top floor was full of mummies, dinosaur bones, and insects. All in all, it’s a great stop that doesn’t cost you a dime.
After the museum, we were all pretty tired and were ready to head back. We made our way back but took a little longer way to get some shots of the White House. There were secret service everywhere but we were able to get some good pictures in the White House backyard.
On the way back to the car, we stopped by a cool coffee shop and grabbed a quick drink. Then back to the car and off to the hotel room. It was a good day and my feet needed some rest. Check out D.C. if you get the chance. Just stay in the capital area and don’t venture to the outskirts. Hope to see you on the road.