Boy, did things change.
We picked a hotel in downtown DC, so we could walk or ride the Metro. We got the hang of riding the Metro pretty quickly, we only took the wrong train once. (Actually, we were on the right train line, it was just headed the opposite way we wanted to go.)
Our hotel was about five blocks from the White House.
|Yup, we did a White House selfie.|
Of course, there was some kind of protest in front of the White House each day. They were pretty small, and everyone seemed to be well behaved.
We strolled on to the Washington Monument next. Photos just don't do justice to how magnificent it is.
|There was a storm rolling through that evening, so the clouds were a nice backdrop for the monument.|
I do not take a photo of the Pentagon. There were many, many signs saying "Do not take any photos". As I did not want to spend anytime in the Pentagon pokey, I happily complied. There is a nice memorial on one side of the building, for the folks that died on Sept 11 when the airplane crashed into the Pentagon.
|Arlington cemetery was amazing. And extensive.|
|The next morning, we got tickets to go through the Holocaust Museum. Oh my. I would highly recommend spending some time here, if you have the opportunity. Hitler was so very evil. It was so disturbing seeing all of the exhibits.|
|Selfie at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum.|
|And yup, the fireworks were pretty darn incredible.|
Happy Birthday America!