August 12, 2013

The Undercover Tourist

If you ever wake up on a Saturday or Sunday with absolutely nothing planned and no ideas of what to do, be a tourist in your own city. It's what we did on Saturday and it was an absolute blast.

Sure, it helps that we live just outside Washington, D.C., which has no end of cool stuff to visit and see. But on Saturday alone - between the hours of 10:00 AM and 5:00 PM, we walked seven miles. Yes, even Owen who usually complains if we take a walk of 100 feet or greater. During those seven hours, we accomplished an impressive array of touristy things. Specifically, we visited:

- Vietnam Memorial
- Lincoln Memorial
- World War II Memorial
- Washington Memorial
- Chinatown (and the best pizza in DC)
- National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial
- Botanical Gardens
- The Capitol

I'm somewhat exhausted just typing the list. Of course, I'm even more exhausted because we followed it up by spending six hours at a water park on Sunday. We're tired, fried, and, despite the fact that it's Monday morning and I got 10 hours of sleep last night, we need a nap.

Posted by Chris at August 12, 2013 8:07 AM