Crossing the Potomac

Wow, uh, it has been a month. I have been terrible at this, even though I was sure I’d be able to write at least one of these posts a week.

All righty then, no time for self-loathing.

A couple of weeks ago, I traveled up Virginia-wards to visit my friend Jen and check out the capital of our nation, Washington, D.C.  Specifically, the intent was to check out as much of the Smithsonian one can check out in a day, and hit all the major monuments.

We checked out the Smithsonian Castle, the Air and Space Museum, the Natural History Museum, and the National Museum of the American Indian.  As a note, the Smithsonian Castle doesn’t have a whole lot; it’s really just sort of a jumping off point.  The thing I wanted to see there was the Smithson Crypt, because, admittedly, I saw it on Mysteries at the Museum on the Travel Channel.

That’s also how I found out about the Tellus Science Museum in Cartersville, GA, but that’s neither here nor there.

Anyway. All good stuff! Seeing those museums was kind of a childhood dream for me.  Same with seeing the monuments; we did a little walking tour, starting with the Lincoln Memorial and ending with the Jefferson Memorial.  It’s rather imposing and humbling seeing these in real life, since generally you only ever see them in books.

DC is interesting. For example, since it is our administrative center, there are very few places you can go to eat there, as most of the buildings are what you’d expect: the places where the sausage is made, so to speak.  It also doesn’t feel…right. I’m not sure how to explain it. I guess because I’m not used to being anywhere that’s planned. Or something. It’s just a weird feeling.

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