Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Day 20 JEST

The Smithsonian museums were on the agenda for today. There is just so much to see and do we have to be very choosy about how we spend our time. We took the Metro into DC. We met a nice couple from Arizona that helped us navigate the metro system. We managed to get through the National Museum of American History, American Indian Museum and Air and Space Museum. We finished off the evening with a walk in Olde Towne Alexandria on King's Street down by the water. Ate at the famous Fish Market and got back to the room in time to watch American Idol. We are exhausted and should sleep very well tonight. Another long day tomorrow-we still have to decide what to do.


  1. If you get a chance visit the Robert E. Lee house. It is run by the National Park Service, I believe. I think it is in Alexandria. It has quite a history. Also Arlington National Cemetery. The cemetery was part of Robert E. Lee's family property. The NRA (National Rife Association) headquarters is also in the area (maybe Fairfax). If you go back west by May 16/17, New Market Battlefield is having their 145 th anniversity/reenactment on those dates.

  2. We appreciate your tips. If I had to do it all over again this would be an 8 week trip instead of only 4 weeks. There is just too much to see and do. That's why we decided to take the 40 site guided tour bus. The tour guides were all very professional, polite and knowledgeable. We stopped off at the Dept of Interior to talk them into letting you go early but they said that since Fink was so old and still working, they couldn't let another youngster go..............