I posted about the first half of our DC trip on Tuesday. Check it out before proceeding so you don’t miss out on the fun!
On the Friday of our trip, we hit up the American History and Natural History Museums. Honestly it took all day to do both of these! There was so much we wanted to see. My favorite exhibits in the American History museum was the exhibit on food. It explored celebrity chefs, the evolution of microwaves, junk food, and so much more. I loved it! They also had an exhibit on the presidents and first ladies. It was so cool to see their outfits from past inaugural balls.
The Natural History Museum was more Nick’s kind of thing, but I still
found it pretty cool. I don’t think I enjoyed it as much as I would have
because I was in so much pain (my feet were KILLING ME). There was this
section of insects and reptiles and y’all. There was this thing called a
bird-eating spider. Um. WHAT. I didn’t even pretend to look at it. Just
the name gave me chills!
We woke up early on Saturday. I wanted to go to Krispy Kreme for breakfast after spotting on the way to dinner the night before, but instead we Dunkin donuts for breakfast. We took our donuts and hot chocolate to the Lincoln Memorial. There were so many people around! Still, I was so in awe of this amazing monument. Since we were in the area, we walked over to a few other memorials:
Vietnam, Korea, MLK, FDR (my fav), and Jefferson, all before
11:30. After an interesting detour to wharf for lunch (but it didn’t work out) we visited the Newseum. It’s not a Smithsonian museum and about $25 per person, but it was my favorite museum of the trip! (Maybe it’s because I’m a journalism nerd…) The top floor has the absolute perfect view of the Capitol. They also had a Pulitzer photo exhibit,
the free media exhibit and all the old newspapers.
I honestly think that the plane ride back home was the most I sat the whole trip! We were constantly on the go and saw SO much. Even though the monuments and memorials were amazing, my favorite part was probably the food. We ate at so many great places. Come back tomorrow to hear all about them!
Are you a history nerd like I am? Who was your favorite president? Have you even been to DC?