Sunday we drove to a nearby Metro station & took the Metro into DC to the Smithsonian stop. Rick led us around all the memorials including Washington, Korean, WWII, Vietnam and the Lincoln. Then we headed back to the White House
for pictures of the South Lawn. It was lunch time, so off we went to Old Ebbitts Grill, the oldest, continuous running bar/pub in the District. After lunch we went to take pictues from the North Lawn of the White House. Ford's Theater was next, but there was a matinee performance, so we couldn't tour it. We walked to the Old Post Office in hopes of getting up in the tower for some cool pictures, but the line was way too long. We ended the day of touring at the National Archives & Navy Memorial.
Monday we took the Metro back into DC & exited at the Capitol South stop. We took the Capitol
tour and then headed to the Library of Congress via a tunnel connecting the two buildings. We really lucked out there because Columbus Day is only 1 of 2 days every year that the main reading room in the Library of Congress is open to the public & that pictures can be taken in there. The other day is Presidents Day. We left the group here & went to Chinatown to meet David for lunch. Then we went back to the campground.
Tuesday was a down day to do laundry & clean the camper before we took off on Wed heading for home. We have been in the Camper since 8 May & I was ready for a house again with a bathtub & a dishwasher!! Shirley surprised me with a pre 60th birthday get together. We were suppose to be with them on my 60th, so she brought the "60 tiara" & the funky gift that has been passed on to each Ya Ya as they turned 60! Now I get to take this stuff back to AZ for the next 60th!
Although we were headed to DC to do the tourist thing, the closest, nicest campground was in College Park, MD. Really neat place.........lots of amenities and a cafe with great food! By the time we got there, Rick & I had already decided to break off from the group & start heading back to AZ after Rick played tour guide again for a couple of days.