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We started the day leaving the car at the hotel and taking the metro into the city. Picked up two croissants, a Dr. Browns soda, and a root beer. Bought tickets for the subway and rode over. I remember the subway walls being this really weird honeycomb/waffle texture that made it look like a bad 70s sci-fi setting.
Got off the subway and first went to see the White House and its surrounding area. There wasn’t as much security as we thought there would be, or maybe it was just all hidden agents. Anyhow, there it was. We went to the visitor center and watched a film. Then went to the Air and Space Museum, which was pretty awesome. We went around the various exhibits, and didn’t spend too much time reading the texts but instead admired the cool planes and everything.
Then headed to the WWII Memorial, then the Lincoln Memorial, then the Vietnam Memorial, and then made our way back. I wrote in the notes that we saw “the monument of the men putting up the statue thing” and I think I meant the Iwo Jima Memorial.
We took the car over to the Motel 6 on the other side of DC for some reason. Maybe it was cheaper? I can’t remember, but we did our laundry there. Also we noticed that the neighborhood was very… African American, and we were the only white people. Well actually I was the only white person, as Sean was half Indian so had a darker hue.