24 hours in Washington D.C.
Oh, this trip!! I will truly never forget this 24-hour trip! You hear so many things about Washington D.C. and most of us can say we have at least experienced a field trip in our early school days ( 8th grade was mine! ) I figured on a RAINY day in December 2016 I would go ahead and stay for a night to experience it in an older version of myself :). I had a sidekick along for the night as well. ( The boyfriend of course. ) The moment we got there til lights out at midnight all it did was RAIN and not only that it was COLD RAIN!!
We ended up staying in a private room on Airbnb ( a website for hospitality in someone else's home) for the night! The room was very cool! It was landscaped with windows, looked like a little green room!! The Host was pretty groovy. Like always on Airbnb I have had no problems with any Hosts. Everyone's so friendly and welcoming!
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Our first stop was the Holocaust Museum. I have such a PASSION for the victims of the Holocaust. I was so interested in my early school days. I even wrote a poem that was pretty deep and my teacher kept it to share with future classes. ( Pretty proud of myself, I must say! ) Anyways, we walked in and you are given a little book of a victim that experienced the tragedies of this War. We were to follow they're story till the end. It took over two hours to get through the whole building, depending if you are really reading into it. It literally explains how it became too, how the war ended. You wonder how can this world let something like this ever happen, how people are so strongly affected by one man's words. :/ Moving forward...
Our second stop was the Lincoln Memorial, as it continues to rain of course. We stopped and paid our respects there. The views of the Washington Monument was still awesome! I still think Abraham Lincoln comes alive at night... ( Night in the Museum movie ) By this time we were starving. I wish I could remember what restaurant we ate at it was so good!! We even tried Mussels. :)
After we refueled, we headed to The White House. It was hard to see it with TONS of people outside. I guess they had a tour going on. You had to sign up months in advance though.. Bummer... So the closest we got was with a guard or two on the SIDE of The White House. Ha ha ha... At least we saw it with our own eyes.
I spy The White House* Rooftop hangout
Pretty much after that we were so worn down. We went back to our Airbnb and got ready and headed out in the rain once more! We ate some dinner and enjoyed a few drinks on the rooftop. By that time we got used to the rain and we just sat in it. Ha ha !
In the morning, I had me some Lox and we flew back to Dayton, Ohio. :)