We went through to DC for a few days as we have friends there. It was a flying trip but great fun. I last went there as a child and I barely remember it so I enjoyed seeing another non NYC American city. It’s very historic by US standards but a bit younger by UK standards! And everything is a museum!
Washington monument from the Lincoln memorial
The White House! Through the gate and on zoom. You can’t get very close!
River by night
Dinner! Pizza! I love pizza! This was at a great restaurant called Fishers or something like that. Seemed very popular. It served home made type food – nobody else had pizza, but I love pizza.
Huge slice of cake – hand for scale. I ate less than half!
Our friend’s fat cat! I was in hysterics when I saw him.
The other cat – he’s new and doesn’t quite know what to make of everyone just yet.
Stash of British chocolate we brought them – one of them is Scottish so misses it. They were happy. We got almost as much at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween party – but not quite!
Smithsonian air and space museum. I kind of think this was cool but also was overwhelmed by how many museums there are in Washington – there’s one for everything!
A giant ice cream! This cost $4. He said he was giving me my money’s worth!
I’m not one of those people who hates Starbucks. I love Starbucks.
The Jefferson memorial – they like their dead presidents in DC.
Smithsonian Museum of American History – flag made out of Lego
Not sure how they got out of sequence – I think the earlier ones were taken from the tourist bus. (It’s a bit sketchy but T had hurt his toe so couldn’t walk.) I liked this one best.
We went to this place called Gravelly Point (I think?) where the planes come in really low over a park. I kept jumping to try and touch them but didn’t quite make it!
On our last night our friends took us to Ben’s chili bowl which is apparently a DC institution. It looks disgusting but was tasty!
Although they haven’t yet gotten round to removing Bill Cosby as one of the reasons to go there…
Popped in here for dessert. Amazing!
Final view of the station in Washington. It’s pretty nice!