The National Museum of Art was impressive, both in its architecture
and the paintings we were able to see.
The museum is two big buildings, with two big wings each, so we had to limit ourselves to just seeing the French Impressionists.
We continued on to the National Air and Space Museum
The Museum of American History
Dorothy's Ruby Red Slippers from the Wizard of Oz - Hubby's and my favorite movie of all time.
Michelle Obama's Inaugural Gown
We still have the ice cream trucks!
The National Museum of the American Indian
The Botanical Garden (one of the things I remember that my Grandmother loved)
We visited the Library of Congress because Hubby had read there were Stradivarius Violins on display (and there weren't) but once again, the architecture in the place was gorgeous.
The Library of Congress was behind the Capitol building. When they say Capitol "hill" - man, they sure aren't kidding! We never went for our tour of the inside of the Capitol, but that is a huge building!
We also went to the Spy Museum so Hubby could see James Bond's Aston Martin **rolling my eyes** and they had a whole exhibit on James Bond.
We visited the National Archives and saw the Declaration of Independence, The Bill of Rights, and the Constitution. Obviously, no pictures were allowed there.
We stopped at one of the smaller Smithsonian Museums - the Renwick Gallery - that had some interesting art.
And then finally, we walked all the way back down the National Mall to see the World War II Memorial again (my favorite) and the Lincoln Memorial again (Hubby's favorite) and to see the Korean War Memorial which we had missed the first time around.
Finally, we headed home.
And stopped at Hubby's favorite restaurant on the way back.