Good morning! I am back and settled in at home after my Spring Break adventures. My husband and I traveled last week with our good friends and their two boys to Washington D.C and VA.
Our first stop was Washington D.C. and after dropping our bags at the Capitol Hilton we were off to explore.
I used to work in D. C so this is my old stomping grounds and I loved seeing the beautiful sights through new eyes.
Sadly we were not able to tour the White House but we did learn a lot just standing outside and talking to the Park Rangers. For instance did you know that it takes 570 gallons of paint to paint the White House?
That there are 132 rooms in the white house? And that the house is almost 50,000 square feet?
Or that George Washington never lived in the White House?
Or that the first child born at the White House was Thomas Jefferson’s grandson?
There is so much to learn about the White House and you can do that either by speaking with the National Park Rangers or viewing the little movie on the South Side of the House.
I was disappointed that we could not tour the White House but there is so much else to see that we just visited other places.
Have you been to Washington? Do you have a favorite places to visit? I would to hear about it in case I missed something.
Have a great day.