To start our adventure together, our group traveled from Kansas City, MO, to Washington, D.C., by air. It wasn’t a long flight, but we were ready to land in Washington, D.C. to start our tour. After checking into our hotel, we headed over to the Cheesecake Factory. The food was amazing and the service was excellent! For our evening activity, we watched Shear Madness. We all enjoyed the comical play taking place at a hairdresser’s shop. We were even active in deciding who the criminal was! I would love to watch it again.
Day two, our first full day in Washington, D.C., we started our touring with a visit to the Newseum. This was an interesting museum about the evolution of news and broadcasting. We visited exhibits with newspaper front pages from various locations and top stories. They also have a great exhibit about September 11.
Then, we were off to visit the Smithsonian museums. These included the National Museum of the American Indian, Air and Space Museum, Museum of Natural History, and the Museum of American History. Talk about an educational day! There was so much to see and do and nowhere near enough time. We all split up to be able to cover as much as possible.
But we still had time in the day, so our next stop was the Holocaust Museum. The exhibits in this museum were very deep, we all left in a very thoughtful state. It was a wonderful museum, as all the museums we visited were.
Dinner at Fuel Pizza was delicious and had a great atmosphere. To end the day we went on an Illuminations tour of some of the Monuments and Memorials. We visited the Martin Luther King Jr memorial. From the Lincoln memorial we had a great view of the Washington memorial as well. All the memorial were amazing and beautifully lit.