On the third day of our road trip, we said goodbye to New York ^ and hello to Washington, DC:
We drove through New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland to get there. We had big plans. The first place we went after we arrived was the National Gallery of Art. It’s possible that we wound up there accidentally, intending to go to a different art museum, but we had a great time, nonetheless.
Here are some memorable moments from the National Gallery of Art:
Sean loves a good Bierstadt.
Proof that dogs have always been fabulous (White Poodle in a Punt, circa 1780)
Then we made our way to the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, on a quest for more American art. We found some very cool things there:
This painting shows a post-apocalyptic New York City where global warming flooded the whole city. It’s enormous and very beautiful and eerie.
Followed by some classic “lots of televisions” art.
We were pleasantly surprised by a jazz quartet concert in the courtyard of the National Portrait Gallery. These guys were really great:
We got to try a local vegan bakery called Sticky Fingers Sweets and Eats, which was very exciting and delicious.
Here’s a picture of me eating my vegan chocolate cupcake (like a grown-up):
We went to the National Mall and explored some of the many monuments:
We were able to stand right where Martin Luther King Jr. stood when he delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech, which made me a little choked up. The view from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial is incredible. I just figured out why it’s called a reflecting pool.
Until next time,