Six o'clock is too early to fly out of Tulsa, but even with losing an hour we were on the ground in DC at 11:30, ready to learn the Metro system and see all we could see. First we bought Metro cards and made it to our hotel, the Marriott at 22nd and M. Great room and they let us in early. We were ready to sightsee, but since we had flown steerage we were also about to starve. So we ate Chinese at the Panda Cafe. Good food for hungry people.
A quick subway ride to the Smithonian Station and soon were were at the Tidal Basin enjoying the cherry trees. A long walk to the Jefferson Memorial (construction) and having seen it we were on our way to the FDR exhibits. A little too busy for me. From there we worked our way around to the Korean War Memorial. this was great, spooky but great.
Next stop: Lincoln Memorial. What a great place. Awe inspiring and such a great view of the Reflecting Pool and the mall. From there we walked down to the Vietnam War memorial. Sobering monument, found the name of someone I went to school with. From here we get back to the Reflecting Pool and followed it to the World War II Memorial. This place is informative and beautiful. Next was the Washington Monument. We couldn't get tickets to go up so we settled for looking up at it and taking pictures. By this time we had walked miles, but oh the places we had seen.
We went to the Old Post Office, but the tower tour was over. so we ate supper from the food court and made our way to Ford's Theatre. Here we took in "Little Shop of Horrors." No " Our American Cousins", but an enjoyable musical all the same. What a day, I'm bushed, I have shin splints, but I've thoroughy enjoyed myself.