Washington D.C is a beautiful city. Just like Boston its packed with history and culture. We spend there 4 days and explored some of the main sites in the city. For our great surprise all (or most of ) the museums and sights were free of charge as so was the zoo.
We were lucky to stay with our friends who had moved there recently. Thereby first of all big thanks and greetings to Kadri, Nils
The first day we visited Arlington National Cemetery. This is a United States military cemetery and the most famous cemetery in the country. It is the final resting place for many of USA greatest heroes, including more than 300,000 veterans of every American conflict, from the Revolutionary War to Iraq and Afghanistan. Also, John F. Kennedy has been buried there and an eternal flame burns at the gravesite of the former president, who was assassinated in 1963.
Later this day we visited the park where the Washington monument strands honoring the America’s first president. Around and in this park, there are many other statues and memorials honoring other presidents or events in American history but also many museums. There are so much of those that we had to do some selection which ones we will visit. We first visited Lincoln Memorial following the Korean War Veterans Memorial. Then we walked to Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial. We continued to Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial and ended our tour at Thomas Jefferson Memorial. What a great walk full of American history and this is only a
Since our legs were quite tired from walking and brains smoking trying to absorb the American history, then on the next day we decided that we will visit the zoo. But before that, Kadri took us to a wonderful walk by the Potomac
Zoo entrance was also free of charge, so Washington D.C is a real budget saver for us. The zoo was a great variety after our day full of culture. Animals in the zoo were exhibited well and you could observe them from different places and levels along the trail. Certainly, the most famous
On the third
Hugo and Kadri left for home and we decided we will go and see the Unit
In the evening we prepared dinner for Kadri, Nils
Next day was our last and we did not plan anything because we had to leave early afternoon to gauge our flight to Seattle. From there we would start our west-coast road trip. Getting to the airport was quite an adventure.
When we arrived
We thought that this is where our hassle ends but when it’s a bad day its bad The first the end. When we arrived
Stay tuned for the next posts about visiting Seattle and starting our west-coast road trip.