Our first day was in Washington DC where we started with a half day tour. First up was the White house. This was up the end of the street we were staying on. It was smaller than I expected from the front. The back view is the view in many movies with a more circular entry.
On the way back to the bus I saw my first squirrel in Washington DC.
Next we drove past some of the monuments and memorials and stopped at the WW2 Memorialas well as the Korean and vietnam Memorials. Next was Arlington Cemetery. We had time to explore on our own in the afternoon and I got to see the other side of the white house.
World War 2 Memorial
At night we did a tour of the night lights. We stopped at some of the sights ending with the Lincoln Memorial which is so impressive at night. Most of the photos I took at night didn't work out very well but got one with me in front and you can see President Lincoln in the background.
It was a good day of learning history and seeing the sites. I will add more of the next days in the next installment.
PS the jacket was one I picked up for $10 from one of the street vendors. I only had one other with me and needed to buy one as it was chillier than I expected.