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    Hayley B's Washington D.C. Trip Report 3/24/11

    Hi MiceChatters,

    I would had made my trip report sooner. But I ended up coming home to a tragedy. With my cat Angel dying and now mourning her passing this Saturday. R.I.P Angel (My Cat)

    I went to Washington D.C. on 3/24/11. This time I wanted to spend time at the Smithsonian and a little bit at The Pentagon. I especially wanted to take pictures of this "The Kennedy 50 Years Ago" exhibit. Since it's only going to be there this Apirl.

    Enjoy!






    Pictures of The Pentagon. They were very restricted on where you can take pictures. They only allow you to take pictures at the Memorial part of The Pentagon.








    The "Kennedy 50 Years Ago" exhibit. Pictures of just John F Kennedy and his family. It's only going to be there until sometime this Apirl.



    A dress worn by Jackie Kennedy.



    Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz Ruby Red Slippers.



    An outfit worn by Harry S Truman.



    Michele Obama's dress.






    More pictures of Julia Child's Kitchen.




    A picture of Kermit The Frog.




    Another picture of Sam and Friends.




    A dress worn by Helen Taft.



    A Portrait of Stephen Colbert.



    Outfits worn by Abraham & Mary Todd Lincoln.



    Abraham Lincoln's top hat.



    Now, I found this creepy at first sight while making this turn. I even let out a eeewwww. But these are the hoods of The Conspirators that they hunged them with in the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln.



    The one in the middle is Mary Suratt's hood.



    "Funeral Train Flag" - "One of the two flags that flew from the Locomotive of the Lincoln funeral train on the route between Albany and Utica, New York."





    From your left Archie & Edith Bunker's chairs from All in the Family. To your right, a Catwoman Costume, worn by Julie Newmar.





    An old Flying Dumbo car.

    -more to come-
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    Re: Hayley B's Washington D.C. Trip Report 3/24/11

    Now on to the National Museum of Natural History.



    Picture of a Moose.





    Picture of a Dingo.



    A picture of Kangaroos



    A Bison/Buffalo



    A Bobcat.



    A Black Bear.



    A Wallaby.



    Man and the Manlike Apes.





    Some Dinosaur fossils.







    The Hope Diamond.

    -More to come-
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    Re: Hayley B's Washington D.C. Trip Report 3/24/11

    Now on to the National Air and Space Museum





    The Spirit of St.Louis plane.







    A Rare Wright Bicycle.







    1903 Wright Flyer.





    A Lunar Roving Vehicle.











    A airplane that was flown by Amelia Earhart.







    A book that Amelia Earhart loved called "Air Babies". Including her note.



    A plane.


    Lastly, some parts of Washington D.C.





    The U.S. Capitol.



    The Washington Monument and a little bit of the Lincoln Memorial in the background.



    Smithsonian Castle.


    I hope you have enjoyed seeing my Washington D.C. trip report. I thank you for taking the time to stop by.

    -Hayley B.

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    Re: Hayley B's Washington D.C. Trip Report 3/24/11

    Great report Hayley! Thanks for sharing, and once again I'm sorry about your loss. The report was worth the wait!
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    Re: Hayley B's Washington D.C. Trip Report 3/24/11

    Hi

    This is the Museum of American History, right?

    How long will Dumbo be there for? Or is he permanent?

    Thanks, just I'm in Washington in two weeks time

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    Re: Hayley B's Washington D.C. Trip Report 3/24/11

    Quote Originally Posted by Chip and Dale View Post
    Hi

    This is the Museum of American History, right?

    How long will Dumbo be there for? Or is he permanent?

    Thanks, just I'm in Washington in two weeks time
    My first post of the Smithsonian is the Museum of American History, yes. I don't know how long Dumbo is there for. It can be permanent. But they have taken displays
    away from viewing before.

    Like Oscar the Grouch. I was trying to find him. Since I remember seeing him when I went there for a school trip as a little girl. I asked the Smithsonian where is Oscar The Grouch. They say he is in the Museum of American History collections . But he is not out there for viewing.

    So, they might keep it. But keep it away from viewing too.

    You can ask The Smithsonian any questions on there website here too, if you like. Contact Us Smithsonian
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    Re: Hayley B's Washington D.C. Trip Report 3/24/11

    Quote Originally Posted by Hayley B View Post
    My first post of the Smithsonian is the Museum of American History, yes. I don't know how long Dumbo is there for. It can be permanent. But they have taken displays
    away from viewing before.

    Like Oscar the Grouch. I was trying to find him. Since remember seeing him when I went there for a school trip as a little girl. I asked the Smithsonian where is Oscar The Grouch. They say he is in the Museum of American History collections . But he is not out there for viewing.

    So, they might keep it. But keep it away from viewing too.

    You can ask The Smithsonian any questions on there website here too, if you like. Contact Us Smithsonian


    I remember that a few years ago, they had both Dumbo and one of the teacups from Disneyland on display, but they may have taken out the teacup now too. Dumbo has been there for a few years, so it looks like it may be more permanent.

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    Re: Hayley B's Washington D.C. Trip Report 3/24/11

    Thanks your help

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    Re: Hayley B's Washington D.C. Trip Report 3/24/11

    Thank you for a really cool TR. Speaking of TR's... I know a LOT of Natural History was donated by TR! The one thing I wish American History would put on display is the bloody speech, broken glasses, busted glass case from the Bull Moose speech.

    I know a lot of people overlook this little gem. If you're going to DC, take a moment during the planning stages to email your Congressman/Senator. This transcends politics. Love them, hate them, could care less... doesn't matter. Most likely it will be an office temp who replies, not the actual politician. HOWEVER, unless said individual is first term, you can rest assured you will be getting advice from "a local". Local information is extremely valuable. They can highlight some sights you may not have thought of. They can also offer advice on places to eat, stay, times to visit crowded areas, ways to take advantage of the Metro. Depending on how far in advance you notify them, and what time of year you are visiting, they may also be able to open a few doors.

    My grandma and I had VIP tours of the White House, Senate, and House... all because I dropped an email a few months before we went on our DC trip. I was actually inquiring about places to eat (Union Station Food Court is amazing)... everything else was a bonus. I know a close friend recently went on a DC trip and had a similar experience. I can't promise anything, but at the least you'd be getting local advice.
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    Re: Hayley B's Washington D.C. Trip Report 3/24/11

    ^ Thank you for stopping by and thanks for the kind comments.

    I kind of wish I can just goto Union Station again. I want to try one of those Crumbs Cupcakes. They look so good.

    I ate somewhere just for breakfast. But I can't remember the name. I just got a coffee and bagel that day though.

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    Re: Hayley B's Washington D.C. Trip Report 3/24/11

    My trip was pre 9/11 so I am not sure what security measures are in place now for tours... or if the offices can still arrange VIP tours etc. I know when we went we got to see a lot of the behind the scenes. We even met a few senators and members of Congress. I couldn't believe all this happened because I dropped a couple emails asking for advice on places to stay/eat.

    We ate the first night in the hotel because we checked in later, spent a fortune and left hungry. From that moment on Union Station became our "goto" spot. They had a meatball sub in the food court that could feed 3 people... and it was cheaper then a drink at the hotel! I also remember the bagel omelet breakfast that I could never finish let alone fit in my mouth sandwich thingy...

    Another great source of info in almost any city but Vegas is the cabby! Even if you aren't catching a cab from an airport... walk out and talk to the cabbies. They know the whole city. They'll tell you the best places to eat in almost any neighborhood. Depending on the conversation they may also recommend specific routes. Overall... they're better with directions than anyone in the airport. The reason I say "not in Vegas" is that most Vegas cabbies have contracts with specific casinos and won't recommend anything else. When we travel I thrive on local recommendations! It's the easiest way to breeze through tourist traps and see the sights you want while eating food you like!
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