The four of us agreed to leave for the city yesterday at 9:00 AM. We finally got on the Metro a little before 11AM. It looked like finding lunch would be one of our first adventures together in DC. We exited the Metro at the Archives station at Pennsylvania Avenue and 7th Street. Carol Ann had talked us into going to the Old Ebbit’s grill, about eight blocks away on 15th Street across the street from the Southeast corner of the White House. We hadn’t walked half a block before Carol Ann spotted Paul, a French restaurant with some very good looking pastries in the window. There was no need to walk any further.
After lunch we walked down to the corner of 7th and Madison and hopped aboard the DC Circulator, a hop-on/hop-off bus that makes a figure eight route around the Mall and major museum of the city. We rode to the next stop and hopped off at the Smithsonian Museum of American History where we spent the remainder of the afternoon, yet saw only a fraction of the exhibits. At 4:30PM we began walking back in the rain to the Metro station and our rush hour ride back to the College Park, MD Metro station. Only a 23-minute ride on the Metro. By the time we got back to the RV park we were all pretty tired. Carol Ann and Beverly pooped out on us and “took a nap,” leaving me and Kay to go eat a hot dog for dinner at the park’s café.
So far we are managing to get out and into the city every other day. Today is College Football Saturday and will be spent in front of the television. It’s raining again today anyway.