Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Arrived in D.C.

My hotel is very, very far away from downtown this trip. Fortunately though, I arrived early enough in the day that could I drop off my luggage and then head downtown to try to squeeze in a little sightseeing. In all my previous business trips to D.C. I had yet to visit Arlington National Cemetery, so I headed out there this time to try and catch it while it was still open. Unfortunately, it closes at 5pm and I arrived just five minutes late. It was still daylight though, so I wondered around the outside and took a few photos with my small point-and-shoot.

After this, I quickly headed over to the National Archives...arriving at 6:05pm in time to see it closing at 6pm. (Beginning just a few days later in April, all of these things stay open later). I was a little bummed, but felt like wandering around the city anyway, so I made the best of it.
I headed over to Chinatown and stopped in a little place for dinner called "Eat First." I have no idea what that means as a restaurant's name, but I figured the food had to be authentic. Among the items I found on the menu; pig knuckles, pig feet, and cold-shredded jelly fish. I had the beef lo mien and then hopped on the metro out to my hotel. I am tired and have a very early start for my commute tomorrow, so I better get to bed.

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