I need constant reminders to stay on task :-P
The museum took a long time, and I was HUNGRY. After a quick bite at the Ruby Tuesday's by Chinatown, I went to meet up with Megan's mom, Konnie, who happened to be in DC for a conference. It was wonderful to see a friendly face, especially one I hadn't seen in years! By this time it was raining, and the rest of the group was heading to check out the monuments. Not wanting to miss this, I hurried to catch up with them. The Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial were so impressive. The new WWII memorial was gorgeous. It was surreal how many names were on the Vietnam wall. Everything definitely held up to its reputation. By the time we got back to the Metro, we were like sad tired puppies. My one regret, I guess, is that I didn't have many days there! I need to still get to the National Portrait Gallery and the Smithsonian Museums (yes, I want to see them all) and the National Archives! Jeez. Too much for one city! Hopefully when I'm here for phase 2 of training I'll get to go again.