Hanging with Obama
Yep, it's true, I went to Washington D.C. for a whopping 4 hours. It was totally rad. Is "totally" & "rad" still a thing? I don't know. This is my third time going to Washington D.C. and my fourth time will be in a few weeks. Anyway, from my hometown it takes 4 hours to get to Washington D.C.. My family and I left around noon and arrived at 4pm. We missed the prime hours of the day, but don't worry, it still felt like we were inside an oven. It was a whopping 94 degrees (fahrenheit). IT WAS HOT.
We walked about a mile from where we parked to see the White House. We saw plenty just walking from our parking garage to the White House: local skateboarders, local street artists, Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, historical hotels, and plenty of delicious smelling food. Once we made it close to the White House, it was extremely crowded, which is expected, but somehow I managed to get a clear picture in the center of the White House's South Lawn. There was Construction going on, so we weren't able to get up to the fence and take pictures, but we were still fairly close.
Because it was so hot, we stood by the South Lawn of the White House and just took pictures of the Washington Monument from there. As I mentioned before, I've been to D.C. before, so it wasn't too much of a big deal not to see it up close. After visiting these to sights, we decided that we should probably go buy some water for our Shih Tzu because he was pretty exhausted, as well. After that, we searched and searched and searched for our parking garage. Once we finally found it, we cooled down in our car and headed to Arlington Cemetery. Unfortunately, by the time we found our parking garage, it was 6pm. Arlington Cemetery closes at 5pm. (I'll be visiting it in a few weeks)
Before we realized that Arlington Cemetery was closed, we were on our way there and passed several sights including the Pentagon(pictured above). Also, the Archives of The United States of America. We were headed on our way home, once we realized it was closed. We stopped and had some fast food for dinner & were on the road again. The sunset in Virginia was stunning.
Overall, it was a short, but fun day. I'll be blogging about it in a few weeks when I go back. I'll be going earlier and visiting other monuments, as well. I hope you enjoyed this blog and stay tuned for the next!
This is a quick montage of my trip. (make sure to watch in HD)
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