World War II Memorial:
|OMG. Acknowledgement of other countries!|
Vietnam Nurses' Memorial:
Vietnam War Memorial:
Eventually, we reached a point where we looked weird, sitting there doing nothing. So we wandered past Ford's Theatre, solely because we'd been seeing signs to the bloody thing all over the city. When we got there, a massive school group was standing around outside. And it looked like it had been built about two years ago, thanks to external renovations. So instead, we decided it was time for liquid refreshment. We found a microbrewery that was in the midst of happy hour (score!) and settled in for the long haul. I had some kind of cider that had a rhino on the bottle. I can't remember what the hell it was called, but it was vastly superior to the Magner's everywhere else had, which I think tastes rather like alcoholic plastic. We were provided with free just-out-of-the-oven preztels, and a dipping sauce that appeared to be ranch dressing. Kat quickly discovered that it was horseradish. (Kat - thanks for discovering that so that I didn't have to!! <3)
After a couple of hours of watching one of the bartenders make highly intriguing cocktails, we decided that we needed to partake before leaving. I had a passionfruit mojito. It was pretty awesome. But not as awesome as what Kat had. I can't remember what it was called, and don't have any photos of it. But it was some kind of peach martini, and it tasted EXACTLY like the bag of gummy peach rings we'd
devoured genteelly eaten like ladies the night before. Somewhere in there, we decided we should probably wash down all the booze with some food, and had salads for dinner.
Once our cocktails were finished, we wandered back to the hotel to pack. On the way, we heard a rustling noise in a nearby rubbish bin, and turned around just in time to see a massive rat stroll out of the bin. I took that as a sign that it was officially time to bid farewell to Washington.
Next up, "oh God, I hope this is a taxi", subways are not suitcase friendly, and I navigate using Broadway tunes (yes, seriously).