There are 19 museums in the Smithsonian complex, and with only one day left we were forced to choose just one, so day three found us down at the Air and Space Museum.
There is no way anyone can get through the entire museum in one day, but we gave it our best shot. Basically Rob and I spent the day following the kids around as they ran from exhibit to exhibit, touching everything in their path. There were so many hands-on experiments to keep them busy. There was so much to read about, too, there just wasn’t enough time to do it all.
By late afternoon we were all ready to leave. It had been an informative day, but we were ready for some fresh air and sunshine. We walked over to the U.S. Capitol building and then continued on down the road to Chinatown. It wasn’t as big as we were expecting, but it is not every day you get to see the McDonald’s sign in chinese.
We found ourselves drawn to a window where a man was making noodles by hand. As we stood there watching, people kept walking into the little restaurant. We decided to follow them and enjoyed a nice dinner of fresh homemade noodles.
Even after an entire day of walking, the kids still managed to skip all the way back to the car. Where they get all the energy, I will never know. We made it back to our parking garage just before sunset and drove back to Waldo for our last night in Greenbelt, Maryland.
Our time in D.C. went by so fast, as always seems to happen, and the cherry trees never did bloom, but we had such a wonderful time exploring our Nation’s Capital. Rob has even mentioned the possibility of visiting again for the 4th of July. What a spectacular show that would be…