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Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Washington - Day 4 and 5

So finally (it was almost a month ago), I'm posting about the last two days of our trip to Washington D.C!
Day 4 was spent at the zoo (which is free) before heading to our hotel on Dupont Circle. I won't bore you with the endless animal photos, but thought I'd give you an animal I'd never seen before we came to the U.S.

What a cute little Prairie Dog!

After the zoo, we headed on down to Jury's Washington Hotel which we got at a great rate of $139/night. Here's a peak at the room:

It was located right on Dupont Circle, a great location to jump on the Metro early on Day 5 to head to the Capitol Building for a tour. We had been told we would need to be there at 7am to get tickets for that day (first come, first served) but by the time we arrived, it was almost 9am. We decided to see what tours were still available and found that by the time we got to the front of the line we were scheduled for a 10:30am tour - perfect! We strolled around The Mall while we waited and passed by the Smithsonian:

Unfortunately we missed out on visiting the National Air and Space Museum but the Capitol was well worth it.

The Dome - Outside

The Dome - Inside

Me and George!

This last shot is the point where Washington is divided into the four quadrants (NE, NW, SE and SW). Directly above is the Rotunda while below is a tomb that was initially designed for George Washington (who was later buried in Virginia instead).

Our final stop was at Union Station which, when built in 1907 was the largest train station in the world!

So there you go - A guided tour of Washington D.C!

I hope you enjoyed it!



  • At 3:34 PM, Blogger Jenny said…

    Looks like you had a fabulous trip! I used to live in Washington (and worked at the Capitol!) so I got a huge kick out of hearing about your visit.

    I hope all is well with you!

  • At 12:04 PM, Blogger jeannie said…

    How neat! I've always wanted to take the kids to Washington, Boston, and Philadelphia.Bring the history into perspective for them.
    You know, you've seen more of this country in 2 years than most Americans see in their whole lives. That's really wonderful.
    Your pictures are so good too, mine would be all blurry and stuff.;0)


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