We started our day by buying a SmarTrip card for the public transport system then taking a ride on the Metro to our first destination.
To day we went to the one place that has been on my agenda for years – the National Holocaust Museum. We were there for 5 hours exploring the story of one of the most awful events imaginable – the extermination of 6 million Jews by the Nazis. Not only in Germany but all across Europe. It is sensitively told, carefully presented and should never be forgotten.
We also saw the White House, Washington Monument and numerous other buildings around the National Mall precinct. We admired the parks and gardens and there were lots of flower beds and planter boxes full of colour, despite a long, hot summer.
Finally, the kitchen garden at the White House, aka Michelle’s vegie patch.