Thursday, November 10, 2011

D.C. Day 3 11.10.11

Itinerary: National Zoo, visit Georgetown, & a tour of the Kennedy Center at 4:30

We had another lazy morning getting up & around, driving to the Metro center & finding the route to the Zoo. It was a drizzly morning and by the time we made it off the Metro it was almost lunchtime….so we stopped for a quick bite before heading in.

The Zoo was very nice – I was most interested in seeing the Pandas…and was not disappointed! They were inside and there were several volunteers talking about their habits & answering questions. They’re soooo cute!!

The Pandas at the National Zoo

We saw Tigers…

A tiger at the National Zoo


Monkeys at the National Zoo

Another favorite of mine – the Lemur – I couldn’t help singing the song “I like to move it, move it” all day long…

The Lemur at the National Zoo

The rain was coming down pretty good when we left and the zoo exit was opposite the entrance so we decided to walk back to the Metro station….another long walk uphill. Oh my aching feet!!

We bailed on the Georgetown visit and went straight to the Kennedy Center, arriving just in time for the tour. Wow, what a gorgeous place!! The tour was amazing, taking us to all 3 of the performance halls & through the halls of flags.

Here is the Hall of Nations:

The Kennedy Center

And the large bronze bust:

The Kennedy Center

The sun was just setting when we completed the tour and was gorgeous, even if it was overcast.

D.C. at dusk

Sigh…another day getting back in the dark. Oh well. We were exhausted, again, from our hoofing it around D.C. so we gratefully took the free shuttle from the Kennedy Center to the Metro and hit the same restaurant for dinner. The servers are starting to look at us funny… :-)

More to follow…


Blogger IslandGirlMick said...

The last photo was amazing!

November 21, 2011 at 2:55 PM  

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