Last Day in DC

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial
My last day in DC, I had about 6 hours left before I had to catch my bus back to Philly.

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.
Reflecting Pool
There was some event happening, and I hung out for a little bit. Then, to the Petersen's House, which was where Abraham Lincoln died. He was shot across the street in Ford's Theater, which was closed due to renovations.

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.
Lincoln Memorial
I was worried that I would miss my bus. When I got to Union Station, I ran most of the way to Greyhound. I made it with 10 minutes to spare, but the bus would end up leaving later than scheduled.

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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Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Reflecting Pool
Reflecting Pool
Lincoln Memorial
Lincoln Memorial
Site of the Washington Convention …
Site of the Washington Convention…
Site of Convention Center, across …
Site of Convention Center, across…
courtyard in the National Portrait…
courtyard in the National Portrai…
George Washington
George Washington
Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson
Washington
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