Washington DC

We got up early because we heard about a garden tour at the White House.  We decided to go and wait in line and see if we could get tickets.  It was cold, but not as cold as yesterday and even though rain is predicted for later in the day the weather held.  We waited in a long line and got tickets.


Then we waited in another line to get into the garden.  When we entered the garden we were given a booklet about the tour.  OMG what a great tour.  Volunteers pointed out specifi areas of interest.  I took tons of pictures so I can’t include them all here.


The picture that shows the path is the outside of the Oval Office.  We also saw the Marine Band and the kitchen garden.


By the time we left the White House the temperature had dropped and it was just cold outside.  We headed to the Nationsl Mall and stopped in the DAR headquarters mostly to get warm and see if we could get something warm to drink.  We had coffee and hot chocolate but we also had a tour of the DAR headquarters.  There is 31 rooms decorated by 31 states in different period styles.  This was really interesting, plus they had a quilt show featuring quilts from the early 1800’s. The tour was really terrific – we only went in to get warm and had a really great time.  I took a picture of the library- formerly a theater.

Then on we went to the WWII memorial and then on to the Vietnam Memorial.  It was very cold and damp so we headed back towards the Metro.


Yes, finally cherry blossoms!  We stopped at a restaurant for cocktails and snackies. Really nice place, but they wouldn’t make happy hour start a half hour earlier so we headed back to the hotel.  Beverly and Clara decided to stay in for the night.  Marsha and I went to look for excitement, but we don’t think Rosslyn is a happening place.  It’s now 9:00 and we are in. We leave DC tomorrow headed for home.