Snow, Space and Subways in  #WashingtonDC

Today was our first in lovely Washington DC, and I’m pleased to say we managed a lot! 

We started with a bike tour that was intended as a way to see the famous cherry blossoms, but sadly they’d all gone so it was just a general tour (they normally arrive on the 4th and are here for a few weeks). Our tour guide, Carl, was great and knew a hell of a lot, so we got to see lots of memorials, the White House, the tidal basin and much more, and didn’t feel too bad about the lack of blossoms!

  
Unfortunately the entire tour was shrouded in a cloud of hail and snow, that was very much unexpected so we were not at all prepared for it! Even though we got completely soaked through, and couldn’t feel our extremities, we had a great time. I’d love to do another tour without being frozen to the bone though…

I didn’t even take many photographs because I couldn’t feel my fingers! 

After this, we had intended on going straight to some museums, but as we couldn’t feel our feet we decided it might be best to jump on the Subway back to our hotel to get warm before continuing the day! 

  
Once we managed that, we went to the number one most visited museum in the world; the air and space museum, which was everything I dreamed it would be, except (surprise surprise) the intense amount of people there. 

Finally, we spent a few hours in the American Art Gallery/Portrait Gallery, which has a wide variety of paintings, portraits and sculptures. 

  
There’s so much to do here, so very excited to see what tomorrow holds!

My only critique would be the wearher. Apparently at this time of year they’re usually wearing shorts, but it’s meant to be minus degrees tomorrow!

We’ll have to wait and see…

Abi

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