Hi everyone! Sorry it’s been a while, the wifi in Washington was terrible!! It’s ok though, we’ve arrived in NYC and I can officially update you all on our travels!
Our first day in Washington DC was quite a busy one. We started off with a trip to the Supreme Courts which was pretty interesting. Out next stop was the Library of Congress (#NationalTreasureMoment), which was rather grand and impressive. We then moved onto the Capitol building, but decided to go in another day due to their ban on water?! We instead made a start down the national mall and stopped off at our first Smithsonian Museum, the air and space museum. This was a pretty cool museum but not quite as interesting as it would have been if we hadn’t already done NASA! Our next stop of the day was the Smithsonian Castle which was also pretty interesting. This museum was a little more varied in its displays so there was more to look at. After the castle we continued down the mall towards the Washington monument. This was a pretty incredible sight but sadly it was closed for repairs so we couldn’t go inside! It was still pretty wonderous to look at though! From this point on the mall you could see all the way from the Capitol building to the Lincoln Memorial, you could even (just about) see the Whie House in the distance, it was an amazing sight to see!! Our next stop of the day was the WWII memorial, this was awe inspiring sight! Is was followed by a walk along the side of the reflecting pool (#BonesMoment) towards our last stop of he day, the Lincoln Memorial. This was simply amazing. Seeing the Statue and engravings for President Lincol, and the engraved stone for Martin Luther King Jr. was humbling. These are wonderful ways to honour such an important men!
On our second day in DC we woke up to a Washington covered in snow. It was beautiful but very cold!! This meant that we weren’t quite so adventurous with our walking on this day! We started off our day by walking down to the White House, which was far more impressive up close. It was quite exciting to see it (#WestWingMoment) but we were too cold to stay for too long, so we made our way to the White House visitors centre. This was really interesting and we got to see a lot of cool displays and photos! Our next stop of the day was the natural history museum (another Smithsonian). Again this was interesting but it would have been more interesting if we hadn’t done one in Houston. It was a fun way to spend the day and watch the snow though!
Our third day in DC was also pretty snow filled! We started the day off with a visit to the Capitol Building, this was very grand and interesting. This was followed by a very cold and windy walk out to Arlington National Cemetery, with a stop to look at the Jefferson Memorial along the way. Arlington was incredibly humbling. It looked so peaceful covered in the snow. While we were here we were able to visit the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the Kennedy grave sight. These were both incredible to see. After our time at Arlington Abs and I headed into town so we could have, what turned out to be an amazing, meal at the Cheesecake Factory! It was delicious and so filling.
Our fourth and final day in Washington was spent roaming the national archives (#NationalTreasureMoment), visiting the Hard Rock Cafe, and exploring the postal museum. This museum was a lot more fun than I expected. It was very interesing learning about the history of the US postal system, and there were lots of fun activities you could have a go at!
Overall our time in Washington DC was brilliant, you should definitely go if you get the chance!
I’ll be back to update you all on our time in New York City soon!