G and I headed for the National Archives to see the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. They are both held in this big rotunda made of marble. It did not take the baby long to figure out that the acoustics in there were fantastic. This is how I was tricked into possibly the quickest viewing of these documents in history.We moved on to the exhibit about America and food. I did the speed viewing while I chased the baby through the hallways, but we both LOVED this doughnut poster. (<—)
The National Gallery of Art was where it really happened. This museum is big and wide and the art is hung high on the walls so the little man could run free without putting his elbow through a Picasso. The place is SO big we only made it through part of the first floor, which didn’t even include the permanent collections. We spent most of our time looking at the Chester Dale collection. He was a banker, his wife an artist. In a tale as old as time, she influenced his appreciation of art so that when he died, he bequeathed it all to us.
I asked G…
Lastly, my favorite sneak peek of the trip was a trip backstage at the Kennedy Center. They have posters back there of every show they’ve ever done, including some Obama-Biden event. Look closely, you can see their names above those wings.