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Catching up: Washington, DC

semi-overcast 80 °F

I am still in catch-up mode! This entry covers a trip from July 2013. My husband had to work in DC for a couple of days, so my daughter and I tagged along.

We arrived at our hotel in the mid-afternoon, so we decided to take advantage of the opportunity for all of us to do some sightseeing together. It was pretty humid, so we headed for the air-conditioned Museum of Natural History. My daughter enjoyed the various animals.

The animal theme continued the next day, when my daughter and I went to the National Zoo. We started off in the kid/petting zoo section.

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We also stopped for a ride on the carousel.

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We saw most of the zoo before heading back for a much needed nap (I include myself in that need, as I was getting really frustrated by having to remind my daughter to walk and not dip her hands in the ice barrels that hold cold drinks at the concessions stands, but I digress...). Among our favorites were the pandas, orangutans, and gorillas.

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The next day was only a half-day for my husband, and the plan was to leave after his work was done. After packing up and checking out, my daughter and I got an early lunch and headed to the Air and Space Museum. We didn't have the chance to see everything, but she really enjoyed what we did do, including looking at various planes and walking into Skylab. It was a great place to visit on that rainy day.

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We're hoping to get back to DC before too long. We also will be hoping for better listening and better weather!

Posted by amikulski 18:28 Archived in USA Tagged children museums zoo washington dc

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