Thursday, December 26, 2013

Washington DC trip 2013 Christmas

Dec 20 Arrival D.C.10pm

Dec 21 (Sat) Conservatory, American Indian Museum, Capitol Hill tour
rest in the jungle
all three branches of government - executive, legislature, supreme court - are all in the Capitol in the early days of US.
corn and tobacco are important crops in the history of this country
elk, fish, maize - main food.
tepees, kayak and canoe

Dec 22 (Sun) Museum of Natural History
Hope diamond
http://www.si.edu/Encyclopedia_SI/nmnh/hope.htm
Human evolution
http://humanorigins.si.edu/exhibit

Dec 23 (Mon) Museum of Air and Sapce
Pratt &Whitney wasp engine
Jet Turbine engine
Wright Flyer

Dec 24 (Tue) National Gallery of Art
Rotunda, fountain, and plants
Monet, Renoir, Cezanne, Van Gogh, Gauguin, Henri Rousseau, Rembrandt, Italian landscape, Sybolism

Dec 25 Christmas - drive back to Apex, NC