Over the years, I’ve made a couple trips to my nation’s capital. It’s kind of a right of passage for middle schoolers from the Midwest to go to Washington, D.C. on weekend trips, and I was no exception.
But, that being said, it’s been YEARS since I was a proper tourist in D.C. In fact, I remembered very little about traveling around the city at all. So I decided a re-visit was in order. Luckily it wasn’t difficult to convince a friend to make the 6-hour drive from Ohio with me.
We drove down Friday night, then spent Saturday visiting all the monuments and Memorials along the National Mall, and dedicated most of Sunday to exploring some of the Smithsonian museums and the Newseum (because I’m a journalism nerd like that). There’s not much to write about such a short and impromptu trip (I had HOPED to be able to write about the Cherry Blossom Festival, but sadly the blooms were not yet blooming), so instead I’ll just share a handful of my favorite photos from the weekend.
I had forgotten (or maybe never fully appreciated) just how much there is to see and do in Washington, D.C. I need to make it a point to visit more often!
Which D.C. photo is your favorite?