So this is our third and final night in DC, after we left New York, it has been kind of chilled, we have gone with the flow and enjoyed ourselves. DC has been a little different we had a lot of landmarks to see, it not that much time, inevitably this meant a lot of walking. On the plus side it does mean my back muscles are getting pretty bang tidy, probably due to carrying 10kg of gear around with me all day.
As contradictory as it sounds we started yesterday by paying for a big bus tour around DC, exactly the same as you get in London (the bus designs are even identical). We could get on and off whenever we wanted, so that is what we done. We stopped by the national american indian museum, they had some interesting artifacts including, some of their old automobiles and guns, also their bows and dream catcher looked quite stylish, not to mention their glitter "sneakers", I still don't quite get that one either. After we then went to the national air and space museum, which is the most popular museum in the states. They had a bunch of old space crafts from different US wars and some drones and rockets which were send into space by NASA, this was definitely my favourite museum of the lot. After this we got back on the bus, sat on the top deck while it absolutely pissed it down and got completely soaked. Our tour guide - Chris, was giving out ponchos, which we immediately snapped up, however the damage was already done.
We stayed overnight on the outskirts of DC and this morning made our way back towards the capital. We got breakfast at a place called Tune Inn, I got mozzarella sticks and Glenn went for the more traditional cheese omelette, or omelet as the americans spell it. Today, quite luckily, there was a carnival going on in the heart of DC, we managed the see a bunch of street entertainment from a bunch of nationalities. The entertainment ranged from live music, to dance groups and carnival dress-ups. At one point we even saw some women strolling around, almost completely naked, strange city. I think Glenn is still stalking her now.
We then went to the national american history museum. Everyone says America has no history and this kind of proved it, the place was literally filled with trains and not much else. Next stop, the holocaust memorial museum. It was a very interesting place, I learnt a lot about the Nazi's, how they rose to power and about how the Germans almost controlled the world. We was kind of expecting a room saying how America saved the day, but there wasn't :) For anyone in tech, did you know that IBM actually aided in genocide during world war 2? Well they did, So this is my boycott against their products.
Tomorrow we are going to get up early, go and check out the Pentagon and then take a long ass drive up to Niagara falls, Buffalo. I literally cannot wait. Stay tuned.
p.s. On the website, I realised I should have paged the homepage into maybe 5 blogs per page and the same for the gallery, so these pages may open a little slow for now. When I have a free evening I'll hopefully paginate these.
Thanks for reading