Trying to dine near the museums
Twice I found myself near the major museums hunting for a place to grab a bite. The first day I was meeting up with kentbein and just wanted something quick so I stopped by one of the hot dog vendors and grabbed a very unappetizing Polish sausage.
The second time, I bypassed the cafe in between the National Gallery East and West that actually looked like a decent place to grab a bite (although a little overpriced) because I wanted to try Capitol City Brewery but I underestimated the distance between the museum and Union Station and found I only had time to grab a quick bite in the food court.
Use the Restroom when you can!
Warning!!! Use the restroom when you get a chance. I did not see a public restroom near the front of the White House, Washington Monument, Vietnam Memorial, Korean Memorial, WW I Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, or the Lincoln Memorial.
I did see one behind the WW II Memorial and I think there was one at FDR.
Hope this helps!!!
When I took my trip to D.C., it just happened to be the week that quite a few of the national monuments were all covered in scaffolding- they were being restored and under preventative maintenance. Suffice it to say, it took a little bit of the awe affect away. Some of the monuments were closed to the public or almost completely roped off.
Before you go, check the local tourist offices to see if they have a maintenance schedule.Related to:
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There's always a protest
It's Sunday afternoon, Mother's Day to be precise, and coming out of the Air and Space Museum, we discover a protest underway.
Traffic is jammed for blocks, police everywhere, and hundreds of people in procession, on their way to the White House. This was a protest for the rights of the handicapped, and I was shocked at the anger. One man trying to get his car out of the way got one protester so bent out of shape, he was nearly dragged from his car before the cops stepped in. What happened to compassion?
Good luck crossing the street....
Strangers Don't Give You Enough Photo Room
Warning! Not everyone is considerate enough to give you breathing room in photos. Please see the example, where you can clearly see smiling strangers inching their way into OUR photo space.
Wait... maybe it was Susan that sat down in the middle of their photo....Related to:
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Watch where you walk!
Canadian geese are over running our monuments and leaving behind their calling cards.
Beware the green blobs on the sidewalks and don't even walk in the grassy areas anymore!Related to:
Wear Comfortable Shoes
After my first day in DC my feet were killing me. Multiple blisters and a couple cuts. Wear comfortable shoes, even if you have to be dressed up for the Hill.
Squirrels gone crazy!
Be careful when you are sitting by the fence outside of the White House (a fun place to take a family photo). The squirrels are CRAZY and they will come right up to you.Related to:
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Confortable shoes are a MUST!...
Confortable shoes are a MUST! Washington has a subway system, you may know this, I didn't, though I've now heard great things about it!!!
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