For the rest of our DC trip we pretty much just explored everything we could. By the end of the trip we knew our way around town pretty well and even started day dreaming about moving there. I'm telling you, we love DC!
One of the days we made time to go see the air and space museum. Richard loved it and read everything he could. I mostly just watched him read- like I said I am not a museum person. We spent the rest of that day meeting up with people Richard knows and then going to dinner with some other people. I actually really enjoyed watching Richard in his element surrounded by people in his same field.
We had another day of exploring that started out with breakfast at Lincoln's waffle house.
We started biking by the Smithsonian Castle, went towards the Washington Monument, around the Tidal Basin (which is a lake of sorts), stopped at the Jefferson Memorial and headed back to the Washington Monument. That loop is about a 4 mile bike ride.
^^Jefferson Memorial up close^^
When you get to the top of the monument, you can see everything! It was pretty cool to be able to see all the place we had visited so far from the top of the monument. I took these pictures from the windows so they are not the best quality, but I did label them so you can see what it all looked like.
^^This was the loop we had just made on our bikes.^^
When we got to them bottom we decided to continue with our bike trip and head towards the Capitol. It was a longer ride than it looked like it would be, but it was worth it.
^^Lincoln Memorial again^^
^^United States Capitol^^
^^Love, love, love this picture!^^
We then went to dinner close by and waited until they had Jazz music in the sculpture garden park. We sat around this little pool where we could soak our feet and listen to jazz music.
I have so many more pictures, but I think this is good enough. The rest of the trip consisted of studying, admiring architecture, meeting up with Richard's committee (the one we came to DC for) for food and drinks, food trucks, shopping, and more studying. Our trip to DC was so much fun and I am so happy that we were able to make time to visit!