Saturday, July 17, 2010

Washington DC Part 3: Day 2

After starting our day with breakfast the Hilton, we all jammed into Uncle Hong's car and drove to the Air and Space Museum on the mall.  Instead of spending an hour in the museum, we spent three, because there were so many thinks to do. Apart from the exhibits, I especially enjoyed the flight simulators.  Emily and I, took a simulator that would do 360s.  It was quite exhilarating.  After, we had lunch right by the museum, we walked to the Washington Monument area where we met Matt's old friend Gray.  After catching up we walked some more towards the WWII Memorial, where we took a rest and dipped our feet in the pool.  Finally, we got up and walked some more, towards the Lincoln Memorial.  Finally we finished our walk at the White House where we took pictures and then left back to the hotel.  We went to dinner at a Thai place near the hotel.  After which we said good bye to the Uncle Hong and his family as well as the Gams.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Washington DC Part 2: Day 1

On Day 2, we began with breakfast at the Hilton Garden Inn, having the usual American Style breakfast, eggs, bacon, sausage, potatoes and toast.  After we took the metro to the Washington Mall, we lined up to get the free tickets for the Washington Monument.  It is imperative that people go early to grab the tickets or else they may run out.  After grabbing the tickets, we went to go see the Department of Printing and Engraving.  Basically the US bills factory. After the long, yet interesting tour, we went to meet our friends near the monument.  Then at about 12:00 AM, we went to the Washington Monument tour,  The Washington Monument is a must do when going to DC.  It is informative and very good for kids.  After the tour, we went to Ben's Chili Bowl for lunch.  Ben's Chili Bowl is a very famous restaurant in DC.  It is located on U St.  This restaurant is so famous, that President Obama visited as well as Bill Cosby.  After lunch, we visited the famous Spy Museum; that museum is good for teens and is as well very informative.  The Spy Museum is a huge collection of everything that has to do with spies.  Also in the museum there is a separate part that is mainly for teens.  After that we went to a sports bar for dinner called the Barking Dog.  Finally, after a long day, we headed back to the hotel.