These are just a quick sampling of some of the things we saw at Washington DC. I have tons of pictures. We did enjoy ourselves. We walked miles! My front of my calves were on fire! It wasn't overwhelmingly hot as the dew point dropped when we were there. It is one of the strangest cities I've ever been to and I used to live in Chicago and Phoenix. I've been to London and New Orleans several times. And by strange I mean, street people and panhandlers. At least 4 per block! And crime! God forbid you might reach for a camera during a motorcade. The Secret Service hang out their windows with rifles. Must have been someone real important. Sunday night we got in fairly late as our flight was delayed by two hours, so we just wandered down to the White House and Washington Monument quickly. Monday we walked down to the National Mall where the Smithsonian Museums are. Managed the Air and Space, Native American and Natural History Museums. Tuesday, another walk to the Mall and an Art Museum, National Archives and Ronald Reagan Convention Center and Tuesday evening a twilight bus tour of the city and stops at the Memorials (Jefferson, WW2, FDR, Lincoln, Vietnam, Korean & Irwogima Memorials). Wednesday, a day at the Holocaust Museum and dinner at the Old Ebbit Grill and home Thursday. A good trip and manged to see a lot. I was disappointed in the two mile long National Park that runs from the Capitol to the Lincoln Memorial as the grass and sidewalks were bad and grubby. Kind of embarrassing. The American History Museum was closed for remodeling and that was really disappointing. We satyed at the Hilton Garden Inn just two blocks from the White House. It's dangerous in the late evening around there for all the thugs. What I found interesting was there are no skyscrapers as by law, no building can exceed 130 feet in height. Every important building is surrounded by huge cement planters as protection against terrorism since 911. Zoe thought people there in general were not very friendly. I didn't notice that. Some tourist's are incredibly rude. Using flash photography when they are not allowed in the Archives really pissed me off. I thought the Security Police at the Archives were incredibly nice and patient with all of the people. General traffic is blocked from entering about a 2 block radius around the White House, however you can walk around there. All and all, glad I went just once, to I've been.