Good news – we made it to the weekend!
We began our morning with brunch at Annie’s – a cute local restaurant with huge portions and yummy food! After we had sufficiently stuffed ourselves, we split off for our day’s activities. I took a Lyft scooter along with some of my DU friends to the Newseum. The scooters took some getting used to, but I can honestly say it is one of the most fun things I have done! The electric scooters are a cheap and quick way to get around the city, while still being able to see the sights, unlike taking the metro. I would 10/10 recommend using these scooters if you have the chance – they are in cities all across the U.S.!
We successfully scooted to the Newseum to see the rest of the exhibits. The Newseum is a very powerful museum, with exhibits ranging from the Berlin Wall to the FBI, and everything in between. It also stresses our First Amendment rights, particularly freedom of the press. There are also many interactive exhibits so it would be appealing to people of all ages!
We next headed to Arlington Cemetery. Arlington truly overcomes you with the serenity and power of the cemetery. We were able to see the gravesite of John F. Kennedy and the eternal flame, as well as the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The changing of the guard took place while we were there, and it was a very powerful ceremony to watch. Arlington holds so much history, and it was amazing to bear witness to.
Can you spot the Capitol in the background?
It was a wonderful Saturday spent in D.C., and although we did not have anywhere we had to be we still managed to walk 9 miles. Side note: it’s snowing!