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Here is my original thread for our trip. http://www.fodors.com/community/united-states/my-trip-to-washington-dc-any-more-feedback.cfm

We had almost canceled everything due to rumored layoffs at work but all got the go ahead from our bosses to not worry about it. Friend had watched a few co-workers laid off so he was nervous. At the last possible chance, we confirmed everything and went ahead with our plans.

My friend's broken leg was doing much better and he was able to walk around more than I expected him to. Sometimes used his crutches. Still cabbed it quite a bit. If we were walking and he needed a break, we stopped for a beer!!!

Sunday 6/21
Took Amtrak from Windsor, CT to DC. No issue at all and enjoyed the ride. Got into DC at 1:15 (20 minutes early) and cabbed it to our hotel Days Inn Connecticut Avenue. Weren't able to check in so we stored our luggage and took off. Went to the Portrait Gallery and really enjoyed it. Took about 2.5 hours to walk through and see everything. Not much of an Art Museum fan so we skipped the Art Museum side.

Once we left there, we took the Metro to the Smithsonian Station and walked over to the World War 2 Monument. Got some great pictures of the Washington Monument and then spent a lot of time at the WW2 monument as both of my grandparents are registered there.

Really enjoyed this monument. 2 of us cabbed it back to the Smithsonian Station while the other 2 walked. We decided to go into the Natural History Museum and walk through. While it was a nice museum, it was nothing we hadn't seen elsewhere so we didn't spend a lot of time.

Walked up to 7th St and walked towards Verizon Center. Stopped at the Chophouse Brewery for a few beers and really enjoyed their Amber Lager. Didn't look at their menu and headed out to RFD for dinner / more drinks. I had the crab pretzel and a few YuengLings. Left there and took the Metro back to our hotel. The pretzel definitely had a lot of crab meat and at a very good price.

Metro was definitely easy to maneuver and the stations were very well marked out. Had very few waits a majority of the time (even with the Red Line crash on Monday). Wait time for the Red Lines definitely increased but were only unbearable a few times. Trains were generally always full but with the amount of people in town for the Red Sox games, it was expected.

Our hotel was a great bargain. Its about a 10 minute walk to the Van Ness Station and in a relatively quiet neighborhood. Not much was open at night. The only open bar was the Italian Restaurant next door (Tesoro perhaps?) Travel time to downtown wasn't bad either so it worked out great. My only complaint was that the maids would be knocking on your door at 8 am to clean the room, but we were usually ready to leave by then.

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