Washington DC, Part 1

Washington DC, five nights in an Airbnb, super-awesome as you will see…

Before we checked into Brian’s house at 1209 I St. NE, we drove around the mall and went to Arlington National Cemetery. Please know from the start that the weather has bee HOT! So walking a little is about all you can do. We checked out the visitors’ center, then walked up to the Kennedy Memorial. These pix show just a fraction of the vast cemetery, the visitor’s center, and Jack & Jackie’s gravestones. A theme for this visit will be that you cannot see it all (unless you have much much more time), so here’s just a bit…

I’ll try to include more interior shots of our deluxe accommodations at 1209 I Street NE, but for now here’s a night time shot of our row house, a pano from the back porch, and an inspiring poster in the kitchen. Oh yeah, one from the metro of the Reagan airport…

On our first morning in DC we took the bus to Lafayette Square (adjacent to the White House where the family protest had started the day before), then walked by the White House to the Washington Monument and the US Treasury Building. Also in this set, some cops, protesters, and food trucks…

We then popped into the Smithsonian Museum of American History. All Smithsonians are vast, and we dashed through. I took many more pix, but these are a few shots of cars, trains, engines, Bill (the Science Guy) Nye’s lab coat, the Batmobile, etc…

Before going to the Smithsonian Castle (slightly represented here) we went to the Smithsonian Folk Festival featuring Armenia and Catalonia and walked by some other spots…

Ooops, some of those “other spots” would up in this set (the Native American Museum and the Capitol Building). Mostly however, this set is of the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum (which included an exhibit on “Soldier Artists”). Again, this is just a small sample and doesn’t include the movie “Dark Matter” which we saw there, nor some of the smaller displays which I try to show. The larger displays of whole airplanes and spacecraft are so dramatic, I have focused on those…

As per usual, I reserve the right to add sets of pix to this post (took bunches more), but that’s enough for now. On to tomorrow, which was today, and soon will be yesterday…

2 thoughts on “Washington DC, Part 1

  1. Wow honeybunch, I’m impressed. What an enriching experience you’ve
    provided for V and C as well as for yourselves!!
    Continue to enjoy, stay happy and safe and know I love you each one
    SO VERY MUCH! XO

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