We decided to give the buffet a rest today and had coffee and pastries instead.
We arrived at the Smithsonian castle to get directions to...Macy's! We saw an advertisement in the local paper for 50-80% off store wide. We walked over the to the
excited about the prospect of our afternoon activity. The museum was a fantastic museum. Like the other Smithsonian museums, it was well set out and the displays were fascinating. I never thought I would have been so engrossed in American war history. There were many other interesting exhibits, some of my favourites include Dorothy's ruby slippers, 4 Stradivarius violins and a "pop up" book of the human heart by Descartes from the 1600s. I also LOVED looking at all the inauguration gowns of the various First Ladies. Museum of American History
We caught a taxi to Macy's only to be bitterly disappointed. The ad was rather misleading. It was not a store wide sale. The clearance items were 50-80% off. Of course, the ones that we were interested in were not on sale. We left and decided to walk through the town instead on the way to the
. This was yet another building with magnificent galleries and displays. We were able to show the children famous works of art by Monet, Matisse and Cezanne to name a few. Hopefully the attempt to instill some culture into them will work... National Art Gallery
We continued to walk, this time back to the Holiday Inn to meet up with the Kohs for dinner. I was very excited when our home delivery Chinese dinner arrived. It came in little paper cartons just like on television and in the movies! Yes, I am easily amused. We scoffed down our food and settled the children into bed. We had important business to attend to...the christening of our new board game, Bunny Bunny Moose Moose. Over the next couple of hours, we pretended to be bunnies and moose attempting to run away from the hunter. What better way to usher in the new year!
The Smithsonian Castle