Sara and I slept in, actually Sara did. I seem to be unable to sleep in so I just read a book until she woke up!
We got our running clothes on and took the Metro over to the National Mall to run. These are our views from our run.
We had a great time!
We also went around the White House again.
We did a little shopping and then went back to the hotel to get ready for the big wedding.
The whole purpose of this trip was to attend Sara's friend's wedding.
It was held at the St. Regis hotel a block from the White House. It was a beautiful wedding! Alaina (Sara's friend) looked beautiful too. Here they are together.
That was all we did on day 2.
This morning we worked out in the fitness center at the hotel, then cleaned up and headed into DC again.
We had planned to visit the Smithsonian museums, Holocaust Memorial, and the National Archives.
On a whim we decided to go to the top of the Postal Museum. Since the Washington Monument is closed the tower on the Postal Museum is the highest point in town.
This is looking right down Pennsylvania Ave to the Capital.
The Washington Monument.
We saw the Hope Diamond in the Natural History Museum.
We saw a huge stuffed elephant that I knew Tyler would love!
We went through two museums and then discovered that we were very tired and very tired of walking. We were running out of steam!
We were unable to see the Holocaust museum so we headed to the Archives for our last stop.
We saw the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and Bill of Rights. They were amazing to see.
We finished our DC experience with a nice lunch/dinner in town and caught the Metro back to our hotel.
Here is a view of escalators to and from the Metro by our hotel. I'm not sure it really captures how long and steep they are but they are long and steep!
We affectionally called it the cliffs of insanity (from The Princess Bride)!
We stepped all the way up two times and it was not easy!
We've had a great time on our trip. We'll both be flying home separately tomorrow morning.:(
I've loved being able to spend this time with Sara. I hope I can be more like my little sister someday!
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