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1.21.2007

Day 52: Museum Hopping

Start: Washington, DC
End: Washington, DC

Miles Driven: 0 (10663.6 total)

The National Archives opened at 10:00 AM and we were first in line. The famous documents including the Magna Carta, Declaration of Independence and US Constitution were not in very good shape, but the new exhibit exploring America's past through the thousands of documents, recordings and videos of the Archives was fascinating.

We raced through the eerily empty National Art Gallery (with special attention to the Impressionists) prior to meeting up with Patrick's DC grandparents for a delicious brunch at Clyde's in Chinatown. Before returning to the Mall, we swung by Ford's Theatre to see the site of President Lincoln's assassination.

As snow began to fall on the nation's capital, we took refuge at the Museum of Natural History. Patrick enjoyed the many interactive exhibits including designing his own volcano, creating his own earthquake, and even a virtual archeological dig.

The last stop on the museum tour was the American History Museum, which was interesting and fun...if by interesting you mean closed and by fun you mean not reopening until 2008. We disappointedly settled for the Air and Space Museum instead...where we were overjoyed to find some of the American History Museum's treasures on visiting display!

After a day on our feet, we settled in at the ESPN Zone to watch the Pats-Colts game. And that is all we are going to say about that.

1 comment:

A. Pazdon said...

Somehow everyone neglected to tell me about your cross-country adventure, and I'm just finding out now. Looks like you've had quite the fun time thus far and I hope that you continue to have fun on your way back to the seat of democracy (good ol' NH). You have fun and stay out of trouble.