I have a very specific itinerary to adhere to once I landed. I needed to check into my hotel, sign my lease, pick up my pack mule - I mean, friend - Daisy, get to Target...
The National Marathon was Saturday, March 26, and the route surrounded all routes that I would have used to get to any Target. This was also distressing because my furniture would have to traverse the same streets which means I might not have a bed to rest my head in on Saturday.
After Target, I would need some rest! My cousin lives in Virginia and came into town to help out on his weekend with toting me around and getting those first essentials.
The National Marathon actually ended up being a great thing because I was more efficient in my errands and was able to get out on Saturday with Daisy as a tourist in my new home rather than cooped up in an apartment.
|Arlington National Cemetary|
|Robert E. Lee's House|
|Tomb of the Unknowns|
|Changing of the Gaurd|
|Changing of the Wreath|
|Some cherry blossoms over the cemetary|
|View from the Amphitheater to Robert E. Lee's House|
|Those legendary cherry blossoms!|
|View from Robert E. Lee's house.|
|L to R: Jack Jr., JFK, Jackie O|
|View from the Memorial Bridge. (You can see the white blossoms in the Tidal Basin.)|
|The Reflecting Pool is getting a face lift.|
|Korean War Memorial|
|WWII Memorial and Washington Monument|
|From Atlantic to Pacific|
|3 oh 3!|
|Wow. That's tall.|
|That Capitol and Smithsonian castle.|
|The National Archives|
|The White House. Duh.|
Although, there's a whole other post about the tourists on the mall. We'll just say my patience was worn thin.