Washington DC Day 29 of 43

We went to the Natural History Museum and we saw heaps of stuff and if you have any questions ask.  This blog is misbehaving and captions are just too hard today.

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We walked through the butterfly room It was lovely.
We walked through the butterfly room It was lovely.

Phenomenal place. We walked around for hours and saw things like the live butterflies, dinosaur bones, imagethe Hope diamond,  image

crystals, rock formations, gifts from overseas, a mammal display, egyptian mummies and artifacts.  Wonderful stuff.

We then wandered across the “Mall” – a long strip of grass down the centre of Washington- to the air and space museum, another of the 19 Smithsonians around the country.

Didi ready to see the spaceships and planes
Didi ready to see the spaceships and planes
Robin showing excitement about seeing spacehips and planes
Robin showing excitement about seeing spacehips and planes

We had lunch there and there were 3 restaurants combined but I think Macdonalds (Mickey D’s as they call it here) was running the show. Hundreds of tables and chairs – truly amazing.

We caught the red Circulator  bus to  Union Station where Didi bought some cloth patches for her suitcase.  I took some photos too.  Beautiful building.

Inside Union Station, Washington DC
Inside Union Station, Washington DC

After that we caught the yellow Circulator bus back to our hotel.

The Circulator Bus is a service similar to our CAT buses in Perth only the service costs a dollar per ride but you can go a long way for a dollar. We lept off at 14th and K Streets and found our way for one block back to our hotel.

The dinner we had was at the hotel at their restaurant called Grist Mill.

I did some blogging then bed.

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