After dinner one night, Piglet and I decided we were in desperate need of a nice long walk. We headed from the restaurant in Chinatown down to the National Mall by way of the most famous address in America.
We stumbled upon the Treasury Department. And then the White House. I’m not sure how unpatriotic this is to say, but both Piglet and I were rather underwhelmed by the White House. It’s much smaller than it appears in the movies. And then, right next door to the White House, you can find the Eisenhower Executive Offices. Which are rather overwhelming. You have to walk around to the backside of the White House to catch this view. If you wander down the National Mall for a wee bit, then you see the enormity of the Washington Monument. Heading back towards the metro, you’ll pass the National Archives. With its fantastic columns. After all of that, Piglet and I decided we had easily worked off lunch AND dinner, and so we headed back to our hotel for a hot bath and a long sleep.