We got up this morning early to go into town. Okay, early for us is leaving the RV before 8 am. We caught the subway and took it into DC.
This was my first ride on a subway. Yea, I know. How could someone over 50 never have been on a subway? I just never had an opportunity to ride. But for those who thought that was hard to believe, I have never been on a public bus before today. I know, we are on an adventure. What is next, bungee jumping, sky diving, skin diving with sharks, quilting bee, ... who knows but I doubt it.
We got off the subway at Union Station. It was very impressive.
We walked out from the main hall to see the Capitol building. The outside is great too.
After leaving the station, we walked around Columbus circle to see the statue in the center.
From there we had to make a decision and right next door to Union Station is the Postal Museum. It is free like most museums in DC and has some memorable items on display. Stamps that are valued at over 1 Million dollars each and letters from and to founding fathers. One letter was from Benjamin Franklin to John Hancock.
Next we decided to take the Circle Line bus around the mall. They are public buses. We hopped on and rode for over an hour. The ride was down in front of the Capital building, down the north side of the Nation Mall, around the Tidal Basin, then back down the south side of the Mall. In the process we passed by almost every museum, memorial, and famous building in DC.
Oh and of course it was rainy most of the day.
After that we rode the subway back and later in the afternoon, we took off to get Betty/Grandma. The drive up was not bad. It was a big highway and lots of cars but not bad. The return trip was a little more interesting. Overall on the 25 mile trip we averaged 30 mph. Not really great progress but we made it back to the RV safe and sound (well mostly sound).
We are a couple who have started on a new adventure...