Trip Start Oct 01, 2010
123Trip End Oct 01, 2011
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Then we took on metro DC. Wow! That city can kill a person from exhaustion!!! We found a good /free parking home off a street in Glover Park and took the Circulator bus into the city every day for a $1. We hit up most of the sites but a week simply is not enough time to see it all! It'd be years before you could take it all in. The beauty of DC is that most of the major sites are free!
My best friend, Jill, and her husband, Chris, came down for a day and we walked all over Georgetown
We also got to meet up with Lyle again. He happened to be visiting the same weekend we were there. As a collective, we had three recommendations to eat at the Old Ebbitt Grill so after a visit at the Space & Air Museum we grabbed a bite to eat. The environment was nice but we only ordered sandwiches so it's hard to find those super impressive.
Lyle told us how his friend picked him up in a Zip car. What's that? We'd never heard of one but later on saw a station in DC. They are cars you rent online for a short period of time. Great for city folks...brilliant!
Rusty was away at DC Dog Camp. We found a girl watching dogs for $18/day so Rusty stayed for eight days and got to play with other dogs. After taking turns at the Raleigh museums, we knew Rusty needed a temp home in order for us to tackle the behemoth DC area.
Our big thing was that we wanted to spend the 4th of July in our nation's Capitol
I could sit here and write a book on all the impressive sites DC has to offer but it's something one should take on themselves. It's worth it! I can't believe I had never been.
We took some time to get our laundry done and watch the Atlantis shuttle launch on tv. Now we are camping out a Pohick Bay Regional Park. We needed to step away from the concrete jungle. We got our GPS to start working and our fridge! (Our fridge decided to stop working in the gas mode and we found out that residue had accumulated and it couldn't properly ignite.) So we spent our time cleaning up Big B, gave Rusty another shave, fixed a few issues and juiced up our own batteries.
Five months down, how many more to go?