Despite the craziness of the half-marathon, Jared and I had a great time exploring Washington D.C. for a couple of days. We both had been before, but it had been many years since our last visit. We drove almost all the way there Thursday night, so that Friday morning we'd have a short drive downtown for our first stop of the trip: The White House! Somewhere neither of us had been to before!
|Hello, super early morning!|
After the White House we headed over to the Supreme Court. They weren't in session while we were there, but we were able to sit in the courtroom and have a docent talk to our group about the history of the building and the judicial function of the S.C. Very interesting and informative. Then it was time for our Capitol Hill tour which lasted well over an hour but somehow went so quickly. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and we learned a lot of fun tidbits of history while viewing the Crypt, the Rotunda and the National Statuary Hall. We got to step out right by John Boehner's office onto the patio he sometimes does business on-- what a view!
It was tough to choose between museums because we wanted to see them ALL. We toured the Holocaust Museum which is incredible and so moving- we were there for about 2 hours and probably could have stayed even longer.
|In the Holocaust Museum|
From there we spent some time in the Air & Space Museum which was cool since Jared works in aviation! After that we'd hoped to finish our day in the National History museum- but it was wall to wall people so we only stopped in there for a short time. Seriously- this is how it was down every hallway and in every area!
There is so much to do in D.C. and we knew we wouldn't even come close to seeing it all in a short weekend there. I absolutely love exploring new areas with Jared. It's our goal to travel as much as we can in this life of ours- because nothing beats the memories we make while learning and doing new things together. And as always, as soon as we're done with one trip? We're ready for the next!