Back in DC

DC Day #1 (technically day #2, since we had been in the city three weeks ago). Because today was hot with the potential for thunderstorms, we decided that this should be museum day (mostly indoors). Our first stop was to the new Newseum, which was a six story museum dedicated to news. It was worth the rather steep admission. Once we found our lunch place, which wasn’t easy, we had our mediocre lunch and then went to the Smithsonian Modern Art Museum. It was under construction. We went to the National Gallery, also under construction, but less so. I really like this place, but it is sort of big. We were all tired after visiting it. The walks between buildings so far had been extremely hot. Because of time constraints, we opted not to see the Museum of Natural History, so we walked the very long, hot distance to the American Museum. Half of it was under construction and because a thunderstorm had suddenly hit, the place was packed. It was impossible to see anything! Still, we trudged through the museum, with tired feet, until five PM. The rain had abated a bit, so we walked to the Metro station and went home. When we got home, my mom texted me; because of a Hurricane due to hit DC tomorrow, they would do fireworks tonight instead. Had we known, we might have stayed. We were too tired now, so we just listened to them in the distance while watching “The Day The Earth Stood Still” and “Pirates of the Caribbean.”