Two weeks ago, I took an unconventional day-trip with friends. We traveled from Ohio to Washington DC. Yes, we drove twelve hours total in one day just to spend a few in another state. There was a legitimate reason for doing so, but for one of my best friends and I, it was a chance to relive eighth grade. Though that was an awkward time for us, so I’m not sure why we wanted to.
Due to time constraints, we didn’t have time to do everything we hoped, but we had time to visit the Natural History Museum of the Smithsonian (aka the Jeffersonian). Unfortunately, Booth and Brennan were nowhere to be found.
My personal favorite was the Ocean Hall (as you could probably guess if you read my previous blog post). There were a couple of cool exhibitions happening, particularly “Portraits of Planet Ocean: The Photography of Brian Skerry“. The photographs they had on display were incredible! As most of the attractions in DC are FO’ FREE, I suggest you check it out.
Apparently all of the fountains (as well as the freaking Reflecting Pool) had been drained, so after visiting the Jeffersonian we took the scenic route back to the car and took photos. As you can see, we are very serious tourists.
The best part, happened by accident. While we were hanging out by the empty fountain you see above, we were joined by a tour group of young children. EIGHTH GRADERS, PERHAPS?
P.S. We had the best Sbarro’s of our lives in the Union Station train station.