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After spending the morning and part of the afternoon at The Newseum, we set out to see the monuments. We took the Metro to the L’Enfant Plaza station where we managed to get horribly turned around. Eventually we made our way down D Street/Maryland Avenue, past the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, over a pedestrian bridge, and then we were walking along the Tidal Basin towards the Jefferson Memorial. Our plan was to walk… Read More

Back in the summer after snagging a cheap Southwest Airlines flight to DC, I still knew it would be hard to get tickets to tour the White House for our trip in October. Arriving on a Friday and leaving on a Monday night only left one possible day for a White House tour – Saturday – as no tours are conducted on Sundays and Mondays. Sure enough, when Sen. Tammy Baldwin’s office… Read More