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Monday, April 23, 2007

DC trip attempt 3 - blogger keeps eating this post

so i got to DC on saturday and checked into my room. i got a phenomonal rate on my room through travelocity.com and then after a hotwater issue, i ended up paying as much for all 4 nights as i was supposed to pay for 1 night - and the bed was comfortable too!

so on sunday i met short man and went sight seeing. we went to a bistro for lunch, to the air & space musume, and then walked the mall. for the most part we chatted and i didn't take a lot of pictures, and some didn't come out (hey - i was using my dad's camera, not my own.) but here is one of honest abe:

and here is one w/ my back to abe, from the top of the steps, facing the reflecting pool off the washington monumont... at the far end of the pool is the "new" world war II monument. i wanted to go back on wed to take pics (it was SUPER croweded on sunday) but it was raining). to the right of the reflecting pool right at the bottom of the steps of the lincon memorial is the new korean war memorial - it is interesting.

the next day, i began riding the metro into the city - it is SO EASY (well, as long as the ticket machines work), clean, and inexpensive!!! after 9:30am, you can get an all day ride ticket for $6.50 and you can ride as much as you want!!!

Union Station is on the outside is imposing - inside, has become an overpiced tourist trap, but the archetecture is beautiful

after manuvering my way around the metro in the morning, i fliping the map around, i found my #1 interest, the supreme court - and if i had made it in the morning, i would have been able to see the justices in action!.. but i DID get to go into the actul court room - its AMAZING - but alas, photo's cannot be taken, not even during hearings or trials: IT's TRADITION!!!

i then walked around the capitol - i found out later that if i had walked around the OTHER side i would have been able to enter and go on a tour - but i didn't know and because there is a HUGE HOLE in front and a construction wall around it.... but that is ok.... i got to see some cherry blossoms instead:

I then meandered over to the botanical garden across the way and took some photos of some orchids:

and i will add more in a few days....



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