Sunday, September 02, 2007

To grab a city by the tail...

Going to school in Washington, D.C. does not just mean merely going to class here. There are a plethora of opportunities to be seized, places to explore, people to meet. Here's a list of place I want to go visit- to be revised multiple times, no doubt.

National Zoo- yes, again. I didn't see nearly enough the first time.
U.S. Botanical Gardens
Einstein Memorial
the Canadian Embassy- okay, so this one MIGHT be unique to me...
the Old Post Office Pavilion
the International Spy Museum
Ford's Theater
the National Cathedral
National Gallery of Art- never gets old
National Portrait Gallery
Library of Congress- I can get a reading card there as a D.C. resident since I go to school here! YESS!!!
National Museum of the American Indian
Newseum- once it opens
Rock Creek Park
Carnegie Library
National Archives
Kennedy Center performance
National Book Festival
Eastern Market
Hirshorn Art Gallery
Arlington National Cemetary
U Street- want to go back and explore when I am in a state of mind to appreciate the history. IE not in pain.
Congressional Cemetery
D.C. United soccer game
Dupont Circle
MetroCenter area
FDR Memorial- haven't been back this trip. Reallyreallyreally want to go.
Friendship Heights
Holocaust Museum
National Museum of Women in the Arts
Folger Shakespeare Library

Outside D.C.:
Bethesda- hello...Tastee Diner!!
Alexandria, VA
Williamsburg, VA
Mount Vernon, VA
Baltimore, MD
Annapolis, MD

To be continued, likely...

P.S. Don't underestimate the value of NOT taking the subway wherever you're going, and just walking instead. You see so much more when you're not underground.

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