Washington, DC – Day 1

US Capitol

We have finished our first full day in Washington, DC. The weather started out rainy and the 40s and ended up sunny and in the 70s. We visited the National Museum of American History in the morning. As you can see by the lower picture, the geek in me was in Nerd-vana to see an exhibit on COBOL. We also saw Julia Childs’ kitchen, the exhibit of First Ladies’ dresses, pop culture items like the Kermit the Frog and Archie and Edith’s chairs from “All in the Family” and many other things.

COBOL Exhibit

The most awesome thing that we did today was a fabulous tour of the White House. Kristi had contacted our congressman to get an appointment for a tour weeks ago. Last weekend, we found out that we would be able to get a tour. It was amazing. My personal favorites were seeing the portraits of the Presidents in the entrance hall and seeing the State Dining Room.

We did several other fastistic things today but it is late and we have more adventure set up from tomorrow.


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