Today I arrived in Washington DC. The bus took 6 hours in the end, which isn’t too bad and it only cost me $8. From what I’ve seen so far it’s very nice and I am buzzin to do the Smithsonian museums!
Not the worst tree I’ve seen, but could try harder- 4/10. Not sure what this mini town is about either, but it’s got nothing on Sandford. Wanna be a big cop in a small town? Fuck off up the model village x
Today, me and a friend I’d made (🦋 back at it) went to see the sights of DC.
Started off with The White House, of course.It was actually a lot smaller than I thought it would be (stop it) and if you listened really closely, you could hear the exasperated sighs of the Presidential Cabinet as POTUS composed another inappropriate tweet. It was either that or Melania chipping away at an escape route, but either is plausible.
After that we went on to the other famous monuments. They were really beautiful.
In the afternoon I went to the first of the Smithsonian Museums on my list, the Air and Space Museum.
It was really cool to see all the planes and space shuttles and I also watched the “Journey to the Stars” 3D film in their IMAX Observatory. It was about NASA’s current efforts to get to Mars and I would definitely recommend.
I was also really excited because one of the women said she became an astronaut by volunteering to go to Mars, purely because she loves adventure. I thought I could actually potentially be an astronaut if all it takes is volunteering and wanting adventure, as obviously you would get trained on everything you need to do in the ship. Serena neglected to mention that she already worked at NASA as a flight surgeon and had every qualification under the sun for about 55 different things (yes, I looked her up afterwards). Fair play to you, Serena.
When your dad loves planes and sends you a list of the ones he wants photos of…Not my finest pics but as I said, it was very high up.
The IMAX in the museum happened to be showing “A star is born” after my Space movie, so I stayed to watch that as it had been on my list for a while. That ending, though 😮
Today I went to The Holocaust Museum and The Smithsonian Natural History. It turns out that all the museums in DC are free, which as you can imagine, was music to my ears.
Both were good, but the Natural History in New York and London are better. The cool thing about this one, though, was the exhibits on wildlife photography and rocks/gems/diamonds/anything else I could never afford.
I’m sure you can guess which photographs were my favourite 🐱
The annoying thing about DC is that everything seems to come to a complete stop at the weekends. Hardly any bars, restaurants, shops or monuments are open, which leaves you a bit stuck for things to do. Luckily for me I killed a lot of time in the museums so it wasn’t too much of an issue, but still a shame for the evenings. Netflix and chill(ing alone in a bunk bed) it is.
The last full day of my US trip 😦 I can’t believe how fast a month has gone. I’m really going to miss being here, but I’m excited to go home for Christmas.
Today I went to the US Capitol building and the US Supreme Court before going round the final Smithsonian’s.
There was a really cool exhibit at the Hirshhorn Museum where you could project your heart rate through the light bulbs and speakers in the roomTo my surprise, when I had a go all the lights and sound turned off. It was pitch black and silent so I whispered “Am I dead” and the couple next to me just nervously laughed like I was something out of The Sixth Sense.
Sorry for the spoiler
After the museums I went to The Botanical Gardens, which was really nice and warm so I definitely dragged out my visit there to avoid going back outside. It’s so cold here! Had to leave my mark there, didn’t I.
Mainly consisted of travel to be fair so not worth writing home about.
Really happy to have been able to spend the time out there and am really looking forward to my next chapter in Australia in the new year 🇦🇺