Washington DC Trip Journal – Day #2
After another wonderful nights sleep in our Tai Pan Club Room at the Mandarin Oriental Washington DC, we were off for another day of exploration in Washington, DC.
Our first stop was the popular Newseum.
The Newseum — a 250,000-square-foot museum of news — offers visitors an experience that blends five centuries of news history with up-to-the-second technology and hands-on exhibits.
I’ll be doing a separate post on our Newseum experience, but we greatly enjoyed this museum and highly recommend it.
After three hours of exploration, we were off to Cafe Phillips to enjoy a scrumptious deli-sandwich and to meet fellow travel blogger Matt Long (LandLopers).
Matt says, “I am a typical Gen-X professional who has a passion for all things travel. My site brings a unique perspective that is hard to find online. I am not a backpacker, nor am I super wealthy. I am just an average person who has managed to travel the world efficiently and without spending a fortune.”
We recommend that you give Matt’s well designed site a visit.
With our bellies full from a delicious Reuben, we made a drizzly walk over to the National Archives to see the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and a whole host of important documents kept safely in our National Archives and Records Administration.
There was no photography allowed in the National Archives, so I don’t have any to share with you. Nonetheless, the National Archives is a place that every American should visit.
Standing in front of the Constitution of the United States, and the Declaration of Independence is quite an experience.
Next up was a short cab ride back to the Mandarin Oriental Washington DC, where Carol enjoyed a very unique Hot Bamboo Massage.
This unusual treatment uses scent, varied pressures, warm towels, and a combination of hand and bamboo to ease away tension, release joint stress and balance the energy in your body.
I’ll tell you more about this in a later post, but we ended our evening in the company of Justin Thorpe and Lauren Morris, dining at Founding Farmers.
Justin is the son of a friend from Michigan, and his soon-to-be-bride, Lauren, is doing a bit of freelance work for us on our website. These two millennials are very much into the whole social media scene and we had a wonderful time visiting with them.
Well, that’s enough for now. Tomorrow we off for even more Washington, DC adventures.