We stayed in Old Town Alexandria. To let you know how adorable it is, they have uneven brick sidewalks, little hole-in-the-wall shops and restaurants, and the main road leads you right to the waterfront.
We walked the 14 blocks to the waterfront and had dinner at The Fish Market. But by the time we had walked to the waterfront and finished dinner, it was pouring out. That was my first experience of being caught in the rain here without an umbrella. Don't worry, it's happened a couple more times since then.
The next day we completed A LOT. Stop 1= The Air and Space Museum.
It was awesome (and free!), so I will definitely be going back to explore again. Stop 2= Hirshhorn Museum
This exhibit is not finished, but it is really amazing! There are great quotes on the wall everywhere, like this one: "Give your brain as much attention as you do your hair and you'll be a thousand times better off."
The other exhibits did not go as well for us. I don't think we are cultured enough to understand art because we laughed at some art pieces that didn't make sense to us.
For example, this was a bunch of blue strings hanging from the ceiling that you walk through. It was cool, but I'm not sure what the meaning is. And there was a room painted white that had colored lights. The best was one that looked like a bunch of random colored shapes titled "Landscape with Poodle", AKA my poodle, Zachary.
We also went to the Smithsonian Castle. Unfortunately, you couldn't explore the castle that day- I'm going to have to find out when I can look around it more!
We did a lot of walking that first day and saw a bunch of places, so it was a great first day in DC!
Do you like to walk through museums quickly to see everything (like I do) or take your time?
Are you someone who understands art/ enjoys going to art museums?
What is one of your favorite quotes?