in DC: Duck season! Wabbit season! … Tourist season!
I’m a little tourist’ed out, but it was a fun weekend. Some friends were down from Vermont, primarily to attend the Frozen Four, but once their team lost they lost interest and turned into D.C. tourists. You crazy sports fan people, so fickle!
I normally warn people that my tour guide skills are sorely lacking. I generally travel between the same points in the city all the time and am not the best at giving directions–that’s what maps & smartphones are for! But we managed to get around to some major and minor points just fine. My feet are still feeling all the walking we did, but I did manage to shed some pounds from the exercise, so it’s all good.
On Friday we hit the Museum of the American Indian then walked along The Mall up to The Capitol and checked out the new Visitor Center, then back over to Natural History before calling it a day. Saturday, I spent a lot of time on the couch resting my feet and legs, thankfully they were able to head out and about with some other friends, but I met up with them later for dinner in Chinatown at Burma Restaurant–this amazing somewhat out of the way barebones little place at the edge of what you could still consider to be Chinatown. on Sunday James joined us and we met at the Lincoln Memorial, visited the Vietnam War Memorial and the World War II Memorial, got near the Tidal Basin though the blossoms had mostly gone, walked past the Washington Monument and made a quick visit to American History, ending the day at Red Velvet Cupcakery near the Verizon Center. *phew!
Naturally many photos were snapped from both days out. The weather didn’t always feel great, but from a photography perspective it looked perfect. I feel like I might have earned my tour guide status back, though next time I’m hiring a rickshaw to take us around. I can still feel it in my feet! 👿
Burma restaurant is wonderful! The owner is nice, too. Met him through AQUA, back in the day.
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DC tourist season isn’t so bad if you know the rules.
I did the same thing in both Philly and San Diego, but then I figure it was the only way I managed to make an excuse to see these things at all. 🙂
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@Mike Licht: That was a riot! I’m bookmarking that page. 🙂
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Ah, the NMAI. My name is inscribed on the wall there as a charter member. Cool place.