A lazier day. After the huge Cuban meal on Monday, I slept in on Tuesday.
Since the National Geographic headquarters and museum is two blocks away, I spent some time Tuesday at their museum, with a current exhibition of Queens of Egypt. Then I went ‘round to the Omani cultural center and spent some time talking about their culture with Omani nationals who were presenting an “Islam in Oman” exhibit. I learned some things today.
Dinner was at The Pig, a pork-centric restaurant near my hotel. The meal was fabulous!
With an extra hour to kill before the car was due back, we pulled off the freeway on Monday to go find the Marine Corps Memorial by Arlington Cemetery, more popularly known as the Iwo Jima Memorial.
I had never visited this site before. I found the inscription around the base, listing all the military actions in which Marines have fought, to be particularly compelling as it listed two long-open conflicts: Afghanistan and Iraq.
Sunday in D.C. Humid. Overcast until later afternoon.
Choral Eucharist at St. John’s Lafayette Square. Brunch of delicious crab cakes at Old Ebbett’s Grill. Long walk to National Building Museum and the Baltimore movie theatre exhibit. Shorter walk on over to Postal Museum and that incredible stamp collection. Such history there. Cross the street to Union Station and find some pastry. Metro back to Farragut North and then walk to hotel.
Nearly four miles of walking today, and nearly 12K steps. Weariness reigns. I’m staying in and watching futbol on Sunday evening. Mr. Lincoln can wait for tomorrow. (I’ve missed him my last two trips here, and really need to say hi this time.)