A little bit like home

Trip Start Jul 03, 2010
Trip End Sep 26, 2010

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Flag of United States  , District of Columbia
Monday, August 2, 2010

Washington reminded me of Canberra! Flat skyline and lots of gardens and parks through out the city.

We both really enjoyed Washington although it wiped us both out. With all the museums and art ggalleries you could easily have stayed there for a week and still not seen everything. As we were only there for 4 days we had to created listof must sees in order of priority and worked our way down.

Our first full day in DC we caught the train to the monuments. This was interesting as we wanted to get an early start and ended up in rush hour on the trains. When jumping on our train Sam made it through the doors just as they were shutting and realised I was only just about to step on and so she had to grab and literally pull me through the closing doors of the train, I thought I was going to get stuck! After that ordeal we made it down there safe and sound walked around all of the monuments for pretty much the entire day! Some of these are quite close and a comfortable walking distance whilst some others are alot further away, we walked for about 5 hours from start to finish, visiting the Lincoln, WWII, Vietnam, Korean & Roosevelt Memorial, Capital Building and Washington Monumnet & the White House. Later that night we wandered back to Capitol Building and sat on the lawn  Capitol and had a picnic whislt listening ot the string section of the US Air Force play.

The following day we we dedicated to Museums and went to the Natural History, Holocaust and American History. Later that night we went out to dinner at a really nice Italian restaurant in George Town. George Town is about a 10 minute cab ride from the main area of Washington and has lots of cute restaurants, bars and boutique shops.

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