Washington, DC & Colonial Virginia

March 21, 2016  -  March 26, 2016

We arrived on time early Monday morning at Washington's Dulles International airport, located about 25 miles west of Washington in Virginia. The weather was beautiful though cool. We were tired but ready to explore.After meeting our tour directors Bill and Joe and our drivers Bill and James, we went for breakfast to a large Wegman's supermarket. Then we visited Arlington National Cemetery. At the Tomb of the Unkowns, we saw the changing of the guard and a beautiful and moving wreath laying ceremony including a bugler playing taps. We saw the grave of President John F. Kennedy and many other parts of this 600 acre cemetery. After seeing the Marine War (Iwo Jima) Memorial, we crossed the Potomac River and entered Washington, DC. There we visited a variety of museums in chaperone groups. Many saw the National Air and Space Museum and the Museum of Natural History. Some saw others, including the National Gallery of Art. We at lunch at the restaurants in the museum. We ate a pizza buffet dinner at Fuel Pizza, then visited several memorials including the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial and Korean War Veterans Memorial. It was a beautiful evening and we could watch the sunset along our way. By the time we reached our hotel we were tired from our busy day. More tomorrow!