So we thought, W.W.G.W.D.?
What would George Washington Do?
We decided to be persistent and knock them out.
I was a communications major-- now I'm a P.R. specialist by day and freelance reporter by night.
I love news. Love to read it, love to write it, love to be a part of it. It stems from my desire to be the first to know things, so I was very excited for this museum. (Even though it is the only one that cost, it was worth it to me.)
We checked out a portion of the Berlin Wall, saw the actual unibomber cabin in the G-men and Journalist exhibit, saw historic newspaper clippings (The Titanic! Man walking on the moon!), and learned some wise words from Bart Simpson.
This six floor museum (six floors!) was awesome.
One section of the museum changes everyday. It features a glass case with the front page of every major newspaper from each state and major international newspapers. I am still shocked with how current this museum is.
Next we headed over to the National Gallery of Art- East Building.Yes, the National Gallery of Art has two buildings. The East Building is more modern art (think Jackson Pollock, pop art, one stripe down a canvas, etc.). It is not so much my thing.
The piece of art above really stood out to me. This is the painting close up. All 'strokes were thumbprints. oh. my. word.
The temporary exhibit Venice: Canaletto and his rivals was exquisite. I could have spent all day there.
We booked it up to the 'hood, I mean, Chinatown for lunch at Wok and Roll. The sesame chicken was fabulous but the dumplings were sad. One day, I will find authentic dumplings. I am determined.....
We skipped over to the National Building Museum, hoping to get Jacob his architectural fix before making it to the American Museum of Art and Portrait Gallery.
We hopped on the Metro to meet Matthew and Kim for one last night at the mall. I know, I know. We shouldn't shop our whole vacation, but their mall has two H & Ms. TWO!