Day Two – Visiting the Impressive Memorials and Smithsonian

We started day two with a visit to the Lincoln and Vietnam Memorials, both powerful displays that represent and define our country’s history.

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The permanent display at the Holocaust Museum is a three-hour tour that chronicles Hitler’s Nazi Germany. How could anyone ever forget? And that’s the message that’s delivered each and every day to help minimize the chance of such atrocities from happening again. Powerful experience (again no photos allowed).

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Lunch today was at the famous Old Ebbitt Grill which is located close to the White House. Established in 1856, it was a favorite of Presidents Grant, Cleveland, Harding and Theodore Roosevelt and is still a popular meeting spot for political insiders, journalists, celebrities and theater-goers. All this and good food to boot.

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Next, on to a less intense venue and Lisa’s favorite, the Smithsonian American Art and Portraits Museums, but only after we tour the American History Museum, located in one of the half dozen or so impressive Smithsonian buildings. The good news is that not only are the exhibits great but the admission is free. What a deal!!!