Breakfast was across the street at Caribou Cafe, then it was off to the Metro, and back to the Mall. My flight home was at 2:00 PM, so we didn’t have much time for sight seeing. We decided to hit what monuments we could.
The day was much hotter, and it took us longer to get downtown that we would have thought. We just had time to walk to the Washington Monument. Last time I was here, it was closed, and before that it was covered in scaffolding. The crowds had already gathered for tours, so we were afraid we had missed out. Our brief time was spent admiring the skyline from the monument. Despite the ugliness of politics, DC is still an impressive city. I wish we had more time to spend with the monuments.
Unfortunately, before we knew it, it was time to head back to the Helix. I decided to head on over to Reagan National and get lunch there, so I would be ready for the flight. Call me impulsive, but I don’t like unpredictible traffic, and don’t want to miss a flight because of it. The return trip was uneventful, which is just what one wants.