So we're up early @ 7am .. get packed up and out the door by 8:30 to the Rossyln Metro station . We catch the train and get off at the Federal Triangle and head toward the White House. Though once we arrive for our 10:30 tour we discover that it's been delayed for 3 hours due to and event being held there http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2010/04/vice-president-biden-kicks-off-wounded-warrior-soldier-ride-at-white-house.html
So. .. we decide to head back to the hotel and drive over to the hotel which we will be staying at for the remainder of our visit. So we get back to Rossyln Metro Station and decide to walk back to the Virginian Suites to get our car and we get a bit lost ... a very helpful Arlington policeman helps us find our way and we eventually make it back.
The drive to the L'Enfant Hotel is only 8min .. but once arriving we discover that we can't check in till 4pm. So we park in the Hotel garage and head back out again toward the White House. Since we're now hungry and have about an hour to kill we stop at the food court at the Reagan Building and have lunch . This place was insane as it seemed every school group touring DC was here. We get to the SE gate of the White House at around 1:05 and could already see a line forming up and going in, so we jump in the line and make our way in as well. The tour was self-guided and super cool. We spend about 45 minutes checking out the different rooms and the artwork, ask a few questions and then head back out into the city.
We then decide that we should hit up a museum to burn some time so Lincoln suggests the Air and Space Museum .. so we hop on the Metro and head up toward the Smithsonian station. We spend about 2 hours here and love it .. this is an awesome place and Lincoln really digs it.
By 6pm we're done and really want to get checked in and settled. So back to the Hotel we go. We go get the car, get unloaded, get checked in and get up to our room. After discovering that a bottle of water costs $4 at the hotel snack store we head down to the L'Enfant plaza promenade and hit up a CVS store for some water and other food stuff. We head back to room with our bounty and eat dinner.
Oh should mention that our room key card doesn't work .. and after 3 unsuccessful attempts to re-code it .. and even having a front desk person coming up to help .. no luck. We we're supposed to have someone from security come fix it .. but nothing.. it's 12 midnight now so we will need to get this resolved in the morning.