"The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in
its net of wonder forever."—Jacques Cousteau

August 2, 2011

Aug. 1 - Washington, DC

Day 136 - Site Seeing
Gangplank Marina

Our first stop this morning was the Smithsonian Castle...it is the information center for all the Smithsonian museums and galleries there are about twenty properties, including the National Zoo. We went to the American History and Natural History Museums today. There was so much to see and learn and we enjoyed it very much. I think we could have spent a whole day in just one section of each museum, but you feel like you should see a little of it all. Sorry I don’t have time to go into details about the things we saw, please visit the sites I have linked to this blog to learn more.

Natural History Museum
The entry to the Natural History Museum
North American Right Whale
The Star Spangle Banner - This flag flew over Fort McHenry and inspired the song that became our national anthem
The original ruby red slippers from the Wizard of Oz
Abraham Lincoln's top hat
The Continental Gunboat Philadelphia built and sunk in 1776
The "L" from Chicago - I rode these when I visited my Grandparents
This is the large seafood market just a block from our boat
LOTS of shrimp and crabs

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