We had a great weekend in Washington, even though Monica had the flu (not just a cold, but probably seasonal rather than H1N1). it is only 3 hours by train. Beautiful fall weather: sunny and around 15C
We stayed at a hotel at Dupont Circle, like the West Village in NYC. Saturday after lunch we walked over to historic Georgetown via Embassy Row.
Had dinner at "Cork", Washington's #1 wine bar. Sunday we went on an open air bus tour then the Mall and 2 of the Smithsonian Museums; Air & Space to see the Lunar Command Module & 'tin cans' from the Gemini program, then American History specifically to see Julia Child's kitchen from when she lived in Boston in 1960's , which is on display there.
THE FOLLOWING PHOTOS ARE POORER QUALITY, BECAUSE TAKEN ON PHONE AS CAMERA BATTERY FLAT
ON THE MALL; CAPITOL BUILDING IN BACKGROUND
THE WHITE HOUSE [CAN'T GET CLOSER BECAUSE OF SECURITY]