Between Thanksgiving in New Jersey, a day trip to NYC, and a baby shower here in D.C., we have quite a full schedule ahead of us for the next week. Today was our only open day in our nation’s capital, so we decided to pack together the sight-seeing essentials into one espresso-fueled trip through the monuments.
It was particularly chilly, with highs in the low 30s. I know that for some of you reading from other areas, this must sound lame, but I was freezing. This outfit is comprised of all of the warmest clothes in my closet and I was still shivering. These are the days when steaming cups of coffee are more than just delicious — they’re necessary.
After walking along the Mall for a while we tucked into several (heated!) branches of the Smithsonian museum, including the Holocaust Museum, the Natural History Museum, and the National Air and Space Museum.
Though I didn’t snap any photographs of the Holocaust Museum (due to museum policy), I just want to say that it’s truly not to be missed. Both Tim and I were blown away by the dimension and thought put into each exhibit — it was very moving. We certainly left feeling reflective.
We grabbed another hot cup of coffee before arriving at the Natural History Museum.
I’m a sucker for a good diorama.
I’m exhausted — a three hour time change will do that to you! — but thrilled that we were able to cover so much ground today. I’ve been looking forward to seeing some of these places for years and they didn’t disappoint.