Last Day in DC
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May 18th, 2008 – by: WalterC
I would walk around the Foggy Bottom area, which had the Department of State and Watergate building, as well as George Washington University. I can remember hanging here when visiting some people who were GW students.
Then I went to see the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. After that, I headed to the Lincoln Memorial, and looked at the Reflecting Pool by the Monument. Checkout time was approaching, so I had to return to the hostel to do that and get my things. I got back a couple minutes past checkout time, got my things, and handed my key card. I considered touring Nationals Park, but decided to pass.
I walked to the site that used to be the Washington Convention Center, which is now a parking lot.
It started to rain hard. I headed for the National Portrait Gallery. My main interest was the portraits of the US Presidents and other historical figures. I also did some people-watching in the courtyard, and then looked at more paintings. It was really interesting. Too bad the batteries in my camera died, so I was not able to take many pictures.
I went to the Navy Memorial, and looked around it for a little bit. Then it was time to go to the Greyhound station. A bit of confusion at the Metro on my part, made it take longer for me to get there.
I made it back to Philly, and returned home. This has been a fun trip, and one that I needed to take to get away from it all. This may be the 1st of 3 different trips that I plan to take this summer.
I took some pictures with the digital camera, first time using it during a trip. But I accidently deleted most of the ones from the first 2 days. Fortunately, the baseball and Mt. Vernon pics were still there.
I will definitely return to DC someday, as I still have to visit the Nationals Park. The Nats were not in town when I was there, but strangely enough, in Baltimore.
Now, it is back to work.
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