I love Washington DC

Back in April I went to DC before the Arlington Twilight Convention. I arrived two days early so I could sightsee in Washington DC. There were things I didn’t get to see that I wish I had. I am going to make a list:

photo from their official web site 
  • National Zoo – from the official web site: “We are a 163-acre zoological park set amid Rock Creek Park in the heart of Washington, D.C. Open to the public 364 days a year, we are home to 2,000 individual animals of nearly 400 different species. Our best known residents are our giant pandas, Tian Tian and Mei Xiang.”

Cheetahs born at the National Zoo

  • Library of Congress – from the official web site: “The Library of Congress occupies three buildings on Capitol Hill. The buildings are remarkable public spaces and public works of art. Each is named after a President of the United States who has a strong connection with the creation of Congress’s library.”

Thomas Jefferson building at the Library of Congress from their official web site

  • Ford’s Theatre – from the official web site: “The site of the April 14, 1865, assassination of President Lincoln, Ford’s Theatre holds a unique place in United States history. The theatre has enthralled millions of visitors since its reopening in 1968, and it is one of the most visited sites in the nation’s capital.”

photo from visitingdc.com

  • National Museum of the American Indian – from washington.org – “As the Native world’s foremost cultural institution, learn about Native communities of the Americas today! Free highlights tours twice a day; no reservations or tickets required. Films about Native life & programs on Native music, dance & art. Enjoy the Mitsitam Native Foods Cafe & the Museum Stores. Free admission. Open daily 10 am – 5:30 pm.”

photo from National Museum of the American Indian web site

Here are a few more:

I am sure there are more places I would like to visit after I figured out what they are I can make another post.

I have been following several accounts on Twitter because I loved being in Washington DC: 

Here are some links on Washington DC I like using to look up things to do in DC:

  • http://msqrealty.com/ – a place to look up real estate properties in Washington DC. I was hoping I would see some rentals there but I haven’t had the chance to look into the web site much.
  • http://www.welovedc.com/ – from the web site: “We Love DC.  You think there’d need to be more to band together a group of writers, but this is our common element.  We Love DC.  Sure, we think DC dates the wrong person once in a while, and may or not have worn something that we thought was pretty much atrocious, but We Love DC anyway.  DC has been many things for us; it has been home and shelter, adventure and retreat, love and war.  Here we all are, to give it our best.”
  • http://washington.org/ – Official Tourist Site of Washington DC

2 thoughts on “I love Washington DC

  1. DC is a pretty awesome city! Too bad that you didn’t get a chance to see everything that you wanted to. I am lucky enough to be from that area (I’m in Florida now). When I was a kid, it was really fun and educational to experience the Smithsonian on a regular basis. I loved all the cultural experiences that DC had to offer. I still visit whenever I can. At any rate, Florida is very nice as well. It’s just very different. Yet, it is very beautiful. The beaches are gorgeous, and there is lots of nature here. Anyway, I really enjoyed reading your posts although I have some catching up to do. I see that we both share a love for animals. I love polar bears too! It’s a shame that they are facing so many threats to their survival (as are many animals). I have to admit though; I’m not a big fan of polar bears in captivity. I think that we need to protect them in the wild. Putting polar bears in a small “ice room” on display is not really cool to me (or the polar bears)! By the way, I am looking forward to more of your posts. And thanks for subscribing to my blog. It gave me the opportunity to find your blog. 🙂

    • Thank you for your nice comments 🙂 I loved being in Washington DC. I have always wanted to live in a city that was so big or congested that you had to walk or take the subway. I hope to go back for a visit someday. I love polar bears and I love photographing them. It is very expensive to go visit them in the wild. Maybe someday. I read they don’t like captivity too. Our zoo seems to have a good area for them with a lot of space but no where near like they get in the wild. Hopefully, if people visit polar bears in captivity, it will inspire people to help save them

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