Washington DC

We arrived in DC after a stressful and frightening drive in a rental car from Newark . The traffic was horrendously heavy along the New Jersey turnpike making us question the merits of a US road trip in 2013!

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We enjoyed dinner with Kristen at a charming book shop near the historic district of Dupont Circle.

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And breakfast at a diner with a wide cross section of locals from inner urban DC.

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Lunch in the Smithsonian Portrait Gallery courtyard after several hours coming up to speed on the American Civil War.

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Saturday afternoon and the city was jumping to the music played by this big jazz band.

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Little Ricky’s Cuban restaurant wasn’t open for dinner – he’d gone fishing!

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So we settled for Mexican instead after pre-dinner drinks in a
typical American style loud and raucous bar.

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A senior high school near Brookland clearly has to take safety into consideration! Only in America!

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