4.4.12 – The Wagners visit D.C.: Day 4

5 Apr

Today we made the drive down to Washington D.C. for a whirlwind tour of our nation’s capital. Dad (with his list of sites and time schedule) and I (with my novice knowledge of the area) lead the way. Our first stop after parking and riding the Metro to Capitol Hill was lunch. We ate at WE, THE PIZZA in Capitol Hill. It was delicious and pretty inexpensive for the amount of food we got.

With our bellies full, we were ready to walk. We made a quick stop for a photo op at the Capitol Building. We then headed over to the Botanical Gardens and checked out a few of the exhibits. We quickly noticed that the population of tourists was much greater than our visit last week (apparently everyone else has spring break or a field trip this week).

We then walked a bit of the National Mall (which is under construction) and stopped into the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum. We got to see the original Wright brothers’ plane the Spirit of St. Louis and a lot of other planes. We also stopped in the space exhibit and listened to the Apollo 17 audio recording of the moon landing.

We crossed the Mall to do a quick tour of the Natural History Museum. We checked out the dinosaurs and fossils, the Hope diamond, and the mummies. The museum was very crowded, so we decided it was time to make our way to see President Obama.

Unfortunately, we were not allowed to get as close to the White House as we were last week and the crowd was also quite large. After a quick photo opportunity, we walked the Ellipse to the World War II Memorial and Lincoln Memorial.

At this point, everyone was quite exhausted, so we hopped in a cab back to the metro station and back to the car. In true American fashion, we hit up the local KFC/Taco Bell for a quick bite before heading back to Philly.

Everyone enjoyed the day despite our sore legs and feet. If you get the chance to spend some time in D.C., I highly recommend it. It is kind-of like Vegas – you can’t really describe it to someone until you get the chance to see the magnitude and ornateness of the buildings in person. Plus there is so much history to explore! In my quick two days, I still feel like I have only seen a small portion of what our nation’s capital has to offer. Of course, as Lil’ Sis reflected on the day, she liked the escalators and and the three ice creams she ate the best. 🙂 Sometimes it’s the little things in life!

Next up: NYC!!

Here are some pics from our adventure:

One Response to “4.4.12 – The Wagners visit D.C.: Day 4”

  1. Kyla Kristine April 5, 2012 at 2:57 pm #

    It looks like you guys are having lots of fun. Can’t wait to read about the rest of the adventures! We miss you all.

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