Sunday, October 20, 2013

Washington, D.C. Trip 2013 - The Great Shutdown



17th of October my partner, and her kids headed to Washington, D.C. for 4 days.  I was to take charge of the little people for four days.  I hope I could survive!  With everything that was closed to figure out where to go was a little tough.

We went to the National Building Museum http://www.nbm.org I was more excited about this than the kids.  We have built some really cool things here in the good ole United States of America.  I thought I was going to be overwhelmed by all the exhibits and static displays.  I’m estimating but out of the 600 rooms 20 of them are occupied.  I was so beside myself when I saw this.  There was no shred of evidence we constructed and bridges, highways, or other buildings than the model of the Chrysler building  “they had a scaled model there. 






They did have some nice exhibits, but nowhere did it come close to the advancements in building advancements in this great nation.  I know it’s not a big draw like the Smithsonian or the National Zoo.  It rained on us for  2.5 days straight I thought I was going to have to build an arc! Our hotel was close to the Pentagon. 

We ate really well, and stayed in Alexandria, Virginia.  While there we ate at a place called Kabob Palace http://www.kabobpalaceusa.com this place rocks! Great Food and you probably will not finish whats all on your plate.    I took the little people to luch at a very dear place in my heart call The Hamburger Hamlet they have several locations this was in Crystal City http://hamburgerhamlet.com/menus/crystal-city .  I did not take them to my all-time favorite location which is in Georgetown. The days with the little people gave me a whole different perspective on single parents! 

We did also go to the National Geographic Museum.  I was quickly reminded how bad traffic gets and how annoying parking is if you’re not a local!  There are plenty of one way streets and they take you way out of your way! Lol The little people enjoyed the photographs! They had an exhibit that was about the female professional photographers from all over the world.



Later the rain stopped and we walked around the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool.  Needless to say they were worn out after that!  I was to whom I’m I kidding.  Well enjoy the photos.  I hope to be on the water soon!