It was easier getting around than I thought it would be; we only walked 4 blocks to the Metro, then at Union Station we got tickets to the sightseeing trolley which we caught just outside the doors.
|Curt and Michelle at MLK memorial|
I visited the memorial just after it opened to the public, before it was scheduled to be dedicated, and it was "standing room only"! Yesterday, not so much - plenty of room to move around and get close for photo ops.
Shell wanted to see the First Ladies' gowns at the American History Museum, where we also had lunch. (Taste alert!!! They had some chocolate bread pudding in the Stars and Stripes cafeteria that will make your taste buds dance!!) I haven't been to the American History museum for years and years! We didn't have time to go through the whole thing so I'll have to make it a point to go back later. So much good stuff in there!
Here's a bit of history I wanted to share: when I was born, this is the china service that was being used in the White House!
Then-First Lady Bess Truman had worn this pretty red gown to their inaugural ball.
We didn't have any 9-11 related issues yesterday, it was a great day for doing the touristy thing. I'm glad Shell and Curt could come at this particular time because a lot of the really hot weather has gone so we all sleep comfortably (I have no central AC).
Shell wants to visit the new casino in Arundel, Md, so today we'll make that short trip among other things. Enjoy your Wednesday, sew forth and sew on!