Washington D.C. Trip – Day 1

The shuttle driver was about 20 minutes late this morning, but I got to the airport with plenty of time to catch the flight to D.C. The flight itself was a little bumpy and with the exception of the hard landing, completely uneventful.

After getting checked in to the hotel it was time for lunch, which turned out to be a buffalo burger at the National Museum of the American Indian.

After that it was off to the National Museum of Natural History to browse the gems and minerals section and to see the Hope Diamond. Most impressive stuff and looking better than the last time I was here.

On the way back to the hotel I detoured up to Ford’s Theater, which was closed for renovations, and the house where Lincoln died, which was open.

Finally a stop by the Navy memorial.

Dinner tonight was at The Dubliner, an Irish style pub just around the block from the hotel.