The Smiths go to Washington

A couple of weeks ago I went to Washington, D.C., for my brother’s wedding. It was lovely. While there, we also did a little sight-seeing.

Washington Monument and Constitution Pond

U.S. Capitol

I’d been to the National Mall before, but it was nice to go back. We spent half a day at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History (and easily could have spent another half a day there). We didn’t do the Capitol tour, but I did get to go to the Library of Congress (and easily could have spent more time there, too). It began to rain as soon as we got to Arlington National Cemetery, but we still spent a couple of hours there and at Arlington House.

I also spent my vacation scanning (and photographing) QR codes. Because I’m a nerd and do things like that. Sadly, about half of the QR codes I found (out of six, I think) didn’t work. I also discovered some new Twitter accounts to follow. (Dear U.S. National Park Service: I could do a lot of fun things with social media for Arlington House. You have a good start, but there’s so much more potential there. Call me.)

Bearcat missed me terribly. Miraculously, everyone survived both the drive to D.C. and back home. And the wedding was perfect.