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Monday, May 6, 2019

Weekend in DC

We decided that we needed a break from our financially- frugal  lifestyle and get away for a bit. So on Friday we packed up and drove out to Washington DC for a weekend getaway. Now I have been to Washington many times and have seen an awful lot of the city, but my Rosa had never been there. So....it was time.



One of my favorite quotes by Lincoln is engraved on the wall in the exhibit on the level below his statue:

How perfectly logical.

We hit the major museums and although I was pretty familiar with them, they do seem to rotate their exhibits because I did not remember this piece and I just loved it:

A very cool combination weapon....a double barrel pistol grip cutlass! Positively badass.

We walked so much our legs are still sore......and this is from two folks who hike often! But we literally trudged on for miles on foot to see everything we could without relying on tour buses. 

Rosa's favorite things were the exhibits on Human Origins in the Natural History, and some of the heart-breaking things she saw at the American History Museum on past immigration and early settlement of the country.

And here we are by the Capitol Building. 






4 comments:

  1. I haven't been there that often, but it is a great city. I hope Rosa liked it. At least you got there during one of the few parts of the year when the weather is bearable.

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    1. She did. The weather was great on Friday, OK on Saturday, and rainy on Sunday, but that's when we were leaving anyway.

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  2. I would love to go one day. Know that I'm more than a little jealous!

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    1. Well, don't be too jealous. It's all about proximity and you are just not a convenient distance away from DC. For me it's just a 3.5 hour drive. By comparison, I've only been on the West Coast once.

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