Washington, DC

Union StationBy skipping the Art Museums, it still took us 16 days in Washington DC to see “most” of it!  A drive of 149 miles took us from the Elks Lodge in Mariton NJ (outside of Philadelphia PA) to Cherry Hill Park in College Park, MD.  This is a great park as a home base for touring Washington DC.  A metro bus line to the subway starts in the RV park, and Grayline offers their own bus for taking us to Union Station (photo on right) for various bus tours.

National CathedralThe National Cathedral as spectacular.  It is an Episcopal church that will host services for all religions.  We took the standard 45 tour, but then paid for a 1.5 hour, behind the scene tour where we climbed higher and higher, walked narrow walkways, went out on the roof, went between the ceiling and the roof and went up stairs to go down (Scissor stairs)!  See the photo gallery.

Washington DC SubwayThe subway system is great for getting to whatever part of Washington DC you wanted.  We spend parts of three days touring the National Air & Space Museum.  Other places toured included:  National Museum of Natural History, National Museum of the American Indian, Vietnam Memorial, Korean War Memorial, FDR Memorial, Jefferson Memorial. Lincoln Memorial, World War II Monument, Arlington Cemetery, Mt. Vernon (George Washington’s home), Spy Museum, Bureau of Engraving and Printing, National Archives, US Capitol, US Supreme Court, Library of Congress, Supreme Court, and National Archives.  Whew!!!  The Library of Congress is an amazing building — put this on the top of your list of “must see”.

Herb helping Tiger Woods with puttingMadame Tussauds Wax Museum opened in Washington DC while we were visiting.  Unlike other wax museums we have seen, this is a “hands on” museum.  No ropes keeping your away.  Shake hands with the wax figures, sit down and talk with them, or as in the case of this photo, offer your un-professional advice to Tiger Woods on his putt shot!

Be sure to check out our photos of Washington DC in two photo albums:  Week 1 and Week 2.

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