08/02/2013 - 08/02/2013 84 °F
Last night's milk and cookies was just the beginning. We began with a gourmet breakfast at Urbana, restaurant in the hotel. The waitor was great to our boys. Cereal & Eggs to prepare for the taxi van ride to the City Tours awning. 3 hours with Jessup in tandem
and Henry with a broken arm riding solo. First pitstop at the white house (my first sight that I recall).
We biked in single file through traffic (scary if I only told my Mom). Stopped at the capitol
to catch a glimpse of all the reflection pools. Our tour guide had some humor delivery issues, but it would do for my kids. We toured down the mall and finally to the Lincoln Memorial
(yep, saw remnants of the green paint) and the Vietnam Memorial
(almost made it through without a tear - the names got to me). When we finished we grabbed another taxi to the back to the Capitol. I can't believe it but we paid $60 for the free nachos. We had to leave and our food didn't come after 40 minutes, but to be proactive we paid early. Had to dine and dash,
but this time paid for no food cause we were going to be late for, what turned out to be, the most boring tour of all - the inside of the Rotunda.
The biggest highlight was a Waterford Crystal chandelier.
We couldn't get out of the middle of DC
fast enough, really. I did get to see the HoR chambers, but not in session, and the lines were ridiculous. We left there by Subway to the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (no pics possible). The money factory as the kids called it was cool. It was followed by some interesting pizza
and finally a great shower with yet again milk and cookies.