dc adventures

I've been in DC since Wednesday evening.  Amanda and Heather arrived Friday morning, and Annette arrived on Friday afternoon.  We spent Friday and Saturday playing tourist.

Friday we stopped by the White House.

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Went to the American History Museum.

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Went to the Natural History Museum, tried to go the Archives (line was too long), and visited the house where Lincoln died (across form Ford's Theater).

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Then we went and picked up our bibs for the race (it was pouring rain at that point) and headed to dinner in Georgetown near the Expo.  After dinner I headed back to Kerra's house and went to bed.  

Saturday morning I gathered my things and walked to meet the other girls at the hotel.  The plan was for me to spend the night at the hotel with them on Saturday night since it was about three blocks from the start of the race.  We didn't really want to be on our feet walking all day the day before our race, so we planned to take the hop on/hop off trolley around and see what we could see.  We got off at the Capitol and did a quick walk through, ate lunch, got back on and rode to the Lincoln Memorial, and then headed back to where we could switch lines and go towards the National Cathedral.  There was a stop that was relatively close to where we were eating dinner that night so we got off there and got a taxi to dinner.

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Our trolley tour also took us down Embassy row.  Which had a lot of very interesting buildings and statues (pardon the blurry photos, they were all taken from a moving vehicle). 

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Embassy of Iran

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Embassy of Burkina Faso!!!

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We also drove though Georgetown. 2014-04-26-IMG_6362 2014-04-26-IMG_6364
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After dinner we went to bed so we could get some rest before our race!  I'll recap that part in another post.  Now, it's time to sit on the couch and recover!