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Just booked another trip to DC!!!

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3 of us decided to make another trip to DC from Hartford. Seems to have become a yearly trip...Due to this, we have a very light schedule which will be at a relaxed pace (this is why National Archives, Holocaust Museum, etc are not on our itinerary.)

Coming September 20-25 (will be cooler than last years trip in August...I'll never forget the day we went to the zoo and it was 95 degrees. The animals didn't even want to be outside and were laughing at us). Hopefully, no earthquake happens 3 days after we get home (we still joke that happened due to our wallets leaving there)

We have booked the Americana again. It works great for us and we have had no issues with it.

Thursday
We get into DC around 1 on Amtrak (got a great deal on the Round Trip tickets for $100 from Hartford) so we will just get to hotel and drop off bags.
Dodgers @ Nationals baseball game. What a surprise for me going to a game.

Friday
White House Tour (if we get tickets - have already put request in)
Art Museum / Portrait Gallery - mostly to see Video Game Exhibit but this is my favorite Smithsonian besides Udvar Haazy
Brewers @ Nationals - wouldn't be a trip without multiple games...

Saturday
Arlington Cemetery / Iwo Jima Memorial - going to use the shuttle but walk further from each stop than we did last year. We are going to seek out certain graves, etc that we didnt do last year. Mostly famous people from WW2 - Omar Bradley, James Doolittle, etc and some of the other monuments.

Capitol Steps - highly recommend their new CD "Take the Money and Run for President"

Sunday - Udvar Hazy Air Museum. Yes, its a pain in the butt to get to via Public Transportation. Yes, we have been there. And Yes, we are going back all day. No way am I missing it. Working at Pratt makes it easy to spend days at Air Museums.

Monday - Monument walk at a slow pace. Just going to take our time and walk them. Enjoy the day visiting them. We have even discussed skipping the Monuments this time and maybe moving up to Baltimore for this day / night to fit in an Orioles game but not sure on likelihood.

Tuesday
Will have the morning to possibly visit something as our train leaves at 3pm. Back to Hartford around 10.

Obviously this schedule is dependent on White House tour but am very flexible. We will mix in other Smithsonians as possible. I am just happy that we can do it at our own pace and not have to pack a lot in. Nobody will have a broken leg this time nor lay-offs to deal with...

How is the American Indian Museum?

Any other suggestions?

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