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Washington D.C., USA

From Chicago we flew east to Washington D.C. to begin our tour of the East Coast. WWhile we didn’t have long in Washington we knew there were a few things that we just had to see, and we recommend seeing the US capital if you are planning a visit to eastern america. It only requires a day to see things like:

1. The White House

The Whitehouse is amazingly assessable (at least to the gate anyway)! Barack wasn't home to greet us & ask us in for tea and strumpets

The Whitehouse is amazingly assessable (at least to the gate anyway)! Barack wasn't home to greet us & ask us in for tea and strumpets

2. Abe Lincoln and the Lincoln Memorial

Ab Lincoln. This Memorial and statue is very impressive & inspiring. He was clearly a pretty important man.

Ab Lincoln. This Memorial and statue is very impressive & inspiring. He was clearly a pretty important man. You can read the Emancipation Proclamation here.

3. Washington Monument

Its FREE to climb to the top if you book in advance.

Its FREE to climb to the top if you book in advance.

4. The Reflecting Pool and WWII memorial.

The Reflecting Pool, made extra famous by the scene in Forest Gump, with Jeynny!!

The Reflecting Pool, made extra famous by the scene in Forest Gump, with Jeynny!!

5. U.S Capitol Building

U.S Capitol Building is 2 miles from the Lincoln Memorial, with parkland in between.

U.S Capitol Building is 2 miles from the Lincoln Memorial, with parkland in between.

6. Home of the FBI

FBI logo. We were hoping to see some agents, maybe we did? Who would know huh?

FBI logo. We were hoping to see some agents, maybe we did? Who would know huh?

Among other things. There’s an enormous amount to learn about here and it’s a pretty self explanatory visiting destination. If you walk around you’ll find cool things to see and read. A huge amount of US history is reflected here.

It was a cracking summers day when we visited the lawn area between US capitol and Lincoln. There were heaps of people playing softball (too small an area for baseball, we assume) in the parks around the monuments and then the heavens opened and more rain than we’d seen in a decade came done in one hit!! It looked amazing from the Lincoln memorial. When the storm cleared we walked along the river for awhile and eventually found ourselves in Virginia, news to us at the time….

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