A Welcome Change of Pace: Washington, DC

A note in our hotel room warned that the nation’s capital has the worst traffic congestion in the U.S., but whoever wrote that note has clearly never been to New York. This place is awesome. We walked around the city for hours this afternoon and never once encountered the teeming mass of humanity that surrounded us at all times in NYC. People here actually heed traffic lights and walk signals. Imagine.

Our hotel is not far from the White House, so we started our sightseeing there. We’ve all seen it on TV and in the movies, but I was still surprised by how small the building really is. After that we wandered down to the Lincoln Memorial, not out of any historical interest, but because Chris remembered the reflecting pool from Forrest Gump and wanted to see where that was filmed. Nice.

And now to rest my aching feet…