Squirl's Nest

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Moving on

I know it's been a long time since I updated. I've been overwhelmed by the number of pictures that I took. It's hard to know what to leave in and what to leave out. So I guess I'll just start throwing some stuff out here.

The ride from Boston to DC wasn't too bad. The hotel wasn't too hard to find with the instructions that we had. We did have to fix a problem with our reservation. When I made the reservation it said nonsmoking/King. Our confirmation came back as a smoking room. I can't stand those. The bedding is especially nasty. But they did manage to get us switched. We ended up next to the elevator, but at least I didn't have to smell stale smoke in the room.

That evening we walked over to see where the subway, The Metro, was. It was a good two blocks, but an easy walk. This was the best way to get into town. And it was fairly inexpensive if we rode on the off-hours. We paid about $2 each, one way.

The next day we went into town and walked around the Mall. Definitely not a shopping mall :-) Here are some of the photos.

The Smithsonian Castle

The Smithsonian Natural Museum

To prove that I was really there :-)

And here's the person who took the previous photo

Our country's most obvious phallic symbol

The one place we did visit there that day was the National Archives. No pictures of the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, or anything else in there as cameras weren't allowed. So here's the outside of the building.

That evening we went to visit Ichabod's aunt and uncle who live kind of by Georgetown. His uncle is a professor at Georgetown University.

Here's the set of that day's photos.

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Blogger ladymadaysia said...

So glad to see you posting more photos of your journey!

It's been a while since I've been to DC. Glad to see that it was sunny and cheery looking while you were there.

I love that our nation's phallic symbol is surrounded by flags. ;-)

I think the National Archives is neat. I have an "archive" from there.


Obviously we weren't allowed to take photographs of the archives, but we were allowed to bring our cameras in with us. While we were in the bathroom, one of the girls went into a stall and kind of shrieked. There, in the toilet, was a very unnatural looking log. I say this because the length, unbroken, mind you, wrapped around the toilet bowl one and a half times. There were all sorts of snapshots from my friends of that particular "artifact".

Just thought I'd share. ;-)

Anyway, I can't wait to hear more about your other stories and see other pictures of your trip! Thanks again for sharing!

Sun Oct 26, 02:21:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Thanks, Lady M! I love the turd picture story.

Sun Oct 26, 02:32:00 PM  
Blogger Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Great pics, Squirl!

I love DC. I could live on the green of the Mall and spend my days just exploring.

Sun Oct 26, 03:08:00 PM  
Blogger Mr. Bloggerific Himself said...

*still thinks it's silly that some places don't allow photos, but giggles at ladymadaysia's comment*

Sun Oct 26, 07:29:00 PM  
Blogger Bucky Four-Eyes said...

Mr. B, they don't allow them thar flash photographics inside Graceland either. If it's good enough for Elvis, it's good enough for the Foundling Fathers.

Squirl, do you think the Washington Monument qualifies as an erection that's lasted more than four hours?

Sun Oct 26, 08:52:00 PM  
Blogger Mr. Bloggerific Himself said...

Bucky, I see, comprehend and respect that answer. Hunka hunka burnin' love to ya.

Sun Oct 26, 09:53:00 PM  
Blogger eclectic said...

I'm so glad you got a great picture of the nation's wang! Does that mean that DC is actually the crotch?

I can't wait to see the next installment because I think it means we're going to hear about your lunch with our 'nuther sister. YAY!

Mon Oct 27, 10:29:00 AM  
Blogger Bone Machine said...

Way back in the wild and wooly 90's, I was talked into going to DC for a trip. I really can't say that I had any desire to go there prior to said trip, but after the fact, I was glad that I went. More importantly, I was glad they didn't escort me out of the White House in a chokehold.

Mon Oct 27, 11:05:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Thanks, Nick. There's a lot going on there on the green. Lots of people.

Mr B, I know.

Bucky, I think it's time we call the doctor.

Mr B, so that's what it takes to get your comprehension and respect, eh?

E, I think you answered your own question. It will be a bit further along in the story when I meet up with our sister. We had dinner with them the very last night that we were there. I guess you could say that we saved the best for last.

Bone, I think it's worthwhile to visit. There are so many cool things to see. I, too, am glad that you didn't get escorted out in a choke hold.

Mon Oct 27, 01:21:00 PM  
Blogger Mr. Bloggerific Himself said...

That's even a mystery to me really there Sqrrrlie Joe Bob. But I guess mentioning the King in a positive light doesn't hurt. :)

Mon Oct 27, 01:35:00 PM  
Blogger Bucky Four-Eyes said...

Also, why do you have pictures of streetwalkers leaning on lamp posts? Is this some kind of pro-prostitution message you're conveying here?

This $2 whore wants to know.

Mon Oct 27, 02:36:00 PM  
Blogger von Krankipantzen said...

Very neato architecture. And it looked like the weather co-operated too. That makes for a great vacay, in my opinion.

Mon Oct 27, 04:51:00 PM  
Blogger tshsmom said...

The Smithsonian is the one thing that I'd really love to visit in DC!

I gotta disagree with Bucky. I think you'd make WAY more than $2! That isn't how you paid for the trip, is it? ;)

Mon Oct 27, 07:28:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Mr B, does that make it a hunka hunka burnin' mystery?

Bucky, I wasn't in your territory. I swear!

Kranki, thanks! Yes, the weather was perfect until our last day. Then it got cold and rainy. But it was in the 80s yet on a couple of days. The rest it was in the 70s and there was plenty of sunshine.

tshsmom, the Smithsonian is definitely worth it. Thanks for the vote of confidence there. :-)
After looking at my credit card bills I'm thinking that maybe a bit of supplemental income would not have been so bad...

Tue Oct 28, 02:36:00 PM  
Blogger tweetey30 said...

Those photo's are lovely. We would love to see these things also but of course we cant travel right now.. No money.. But soon hopefully..

Tue Oct 28, 02:39:00 PM  
Blogger chia said...

Ich's looking exceptionally Ich-y lol... ask him if he "gotta dime"

Thu Oct 30, 02:22:00 PM  
Blogger chia said...

That probably came out wrong... I'm so not funny :-(

Thu Oct 30, 02:23:00 PM  
Blogger Danielle said...

Ah, good, more photos of your trip. I'll try to make it over to the set. Sometimes the Flickr slideshows take so dang long to load, it tries my patience.

But anyway, I'm off track.

I love the photos of the building that you took. I'm particularly fond of the Smithsonian castle. And you and Ich look nice too. :-)

Fri Oct 31, 02:02:00 PM  
Blogger Danielle said...

Ah, Flickr was behaving this morning and I got to see your set.

The photos look good. I had to grimace at the IRS sign. Interesting that the EPA has a revolving door. How very fitting.

Sat Nov 01, 10:54:00 AM  
Blogger Laurie said...

Wow, great photos! Looks like a great trip.


Sun Nov 02, 09:58:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Tweety, thanks! Some day you guys will be able to afford it.

Chia, I get it. And Ich got a chuckle out of it. :-)

Danielle, thanks!!

Laurie, thanks, it was wonderful!

Thu Nov 06, 08:23:00 AM  

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