We chose a room with a view of the fireworks, which meant we overlooked the Pentagon (and just about everything else!):
On the 4th, we Ubered our way to the Washington Monument and walked about a billion miles to see everything important.
On Tuesday, we took one of these:
And stopped by to see the Prez.
We visited Ford's Theater...
But first we had some historic breakfast at this cheesy place:
We also visited the Newseum, which was my favorite of all the museums. They had newspapers for each decade going back 500 years.
On the final day of our trip, we drove up to Gettysburg, where we took the tour of the (huge) battlefield:
We stopped by the Jennie Wade House to learn about the only Gettysburg civilian killed in the Battle of Gettysburg. A ghost-hunting steroid head investigated the house on his show. Here's the two-minute story of how Jennie Wade was shot while cooking:
We finished up our trip with a Gettysburg ghost tour. Check out the shadow of Abraham Lincoln at the top left of the picture. (It's not a ghost--just a fun coincidence with the bricks!)
Are you taking a vacation this summer?