Washington D.C. Trip – Day 2

A quick breakfast at Starbucks and then headed back over to the Mall, this time by Metro instead of walking. The first stop was the Smithsonian Castle (the first time I’ve been in there) and then over to the Freer Gallery to see a really nice collection of western, Islamic, and Asian art.

Lunch today was at the cafe in the National Gallery‘s east building.

After lunch I went over to the National Museum of the American Indian and really spent some quality time going through it. The last time I was in DC was in 2001 and it was still being built so it was completely new to me. It’s very well done with many educational and informative exhibits, some of which were really sad. Over all it was a great museum and should be visited if you’re in the area.

It started raining on the way in and had no quit on the way out so it was a quick walk over to the nearest Metro station and then back to the hotel to drop off the camera bag and head out to dinner.

Dinner was at Zaytinya, a Mediterranean/Middle Eastern tapas restaurant which served up some excellent lamb amongst other yummies.