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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Touristing in DC

Even though electric bikes are not allowed on the trail into town, we headed into town illegally.  Being on bikes has got to be the best way to see "the mall".  We were able to cruise the entire length of the mall from the Lincoln Memorial to the Capital Building.
We even went to Union Station for lunch before going to the Natural History Museum where we enjoyed much needed air conditioning and an IMAX movie.
I felt bad for the tourists battling the heat, dealing with long hot walks between monuments and museums and the discomfort of dealing with crowds of people.  On bikes, we found a perfect space between sitting in traffic in a car and the miles of hot hiking around "the mall".

We made it - Lincoln Memorial
Washington Monument
Vietnam Memorial
The White House
Very sad - No Obama
The Capital
Liza being a good Green Rider