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Monday, August 2, 2010

"Daycation - Washington, DC"

Well, my brother and I decided to take a daycation in Washington, DC to visit the museums and simply enjoy the day. We started out at 11 a.m.

Our first stop was at the African Art Museum. The artifacts, masks and art work were awesome. I couldn't get enough of the rich history and the stories behind the creation of the various pieces.

Our next stop was at the Holocaust Museum. While it was solemn, it was very interesting to see Hitler's rise to power in 1933, the end of the concentration camps and the opening of Israel. We walked through the Hall of Remembrance and watched the visual documentaries and testimony films of Holocaust survivors.

On a lighter note, we did a rather quick tour of the National Museum of American History. The first exhibit we saw was the First Ladies of the Smithsonian - it was interesting to see the transition of the first ladies styles throughout the years. Then we popped in to see "Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing: How the Apollo Theater Shaped American Entertainment." Then we saw the exhibitions of Abraham Lincoln, slave cabins, musical instruments, and cartoons.

After such a long day, we stopped at Union Station to grab dinner at B. Smith's restaurant. As you can probably imagine we were starving. We had catfish fingers as an appetizer and had the crab cakes and shrimp and crawfish étouffée entrees. With our bellies full, we finally made it home at 11 p.m., tired and ready to hit the sack.

Overall, it was an AWESOME day!!!

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