Kristina and I arrived in DC at approximately 2 pm Saturday; a little later than I would have liked, but fine. After getting lost a couple of times, we found our lodging and headed straight to the Metro! Jumped on board (after purchasing our tickets, of course) and got off at Federal Triangle-the heart of DC! We were IMMEDIATELY immersed in science! Absolutely amazing! Too many exhibits to ever visit in one weekend - over 1500!
We got to see a portion of a REAL ice glacier shipped from Alaska by ship/ground transportation; the TOP DOG from NASA - no kidding! He was riding a bike in a NASA speedo outfit! I would have never known who he was, but the NASA team asked to be photographed with him and were glowing like the stars after he left. I asked who the man was and that's when they told me; I couldn't believe it!
We didn't wander far that day, as we had another mission to complete before returning to our hotel! We HAD to go to Georgetown Cupcakes to pick up our order of cupcakes! OH MY GOSH! What a drama-but well worth it! We got off the Metro in Rosslyn, but the "Circulator" (bus) never came; so we walked. We were shocked to see THEY WERE FILMING!!!! Not only were the cameras in the front of the store, but when you order/pay on-line PRIOR to visiting, you jump right to the front (which made SEVERAL visitors a bit unhappy - I couldn't even see the end of the line)! We were right next to the cameras and crew! Not only that, Kristina and I were within steps of the DC Cupcake sisters/owners! It was so fun! After we received our order, we went outside and watched through the beautiful glass windows of the shop as they talked over their next scene. The younger, dark haired sister, waved at my Kristina! She was so excited; a life-long memory! We walked back to the Metro and settled in our room at about 9:30 pm to enjoy the most amazing cupcakes I have ever eaten in my ENTIRE life!
Sunday, we slept in, headed to breakfast, then returned to the world of SCIENCE!!! After exploring a bit, we ended up a little...okay, LOST (AGAIN!). We looked over at a group of people taking pictures and that's when I realized, we were in front of the White House! The home of the President of the United States of America! It just gives me goose bumps; to think we live so close to our Nation's capital!
Next, we stopped at the Natural History Museum and spent the remainder of the day enjoying the under-water world (on the little screen and the IMAX screen), gems and the butterfly exhibit (which was breath-taking)! What a remarkable trip.
I am posting a couple of pictures now, but many more to come soon!