Wednesday, January 10, 2007

D.C. Here I come!

So, Friday I leave for Washington, D.C.. I have never been, so I am so excited I can hardly wait. I am sure I will be like a little kid waiting for Christmas and will not be able to sleep the night before. So, now I am inviting information from all of you fellow bloggers. I am only staying the weekend in D.C., so I definitely need to know some places to go, I will be doing the high speed tourism thing and barely seeing each place as I go. On the list is Smithsonian and Holocaust museum, I am welcoming all other suggestions! Please HELP!!!

P.S. I you have not taken action by contacting your representatives in the embryonic stem cell vote, please click here with help of JDRF, or click here with the help of the American Diabetes Association (I did both), to take action on HR 3. It is only a small gesture, but hopefully if we flood their email accounts maybe they will stand up and take notice!


Allison said...

Nikki, I'm from Northern VA (NoVA as my college friends call it) and live about 20 minutes from the city when I'm not going to school. Some places I love are the National Gallerys of Art (right near the Capitol Building-several pieces by Van Gogh, Picasso, Warhol, etc) and the Adams Morgan neighborhood if you are looking to go out and dance or get drinks. The neighborhood as a a couple of streets lined with bars, clubs, and cute places to eat and is pretty close to the National Zoo (the pandas are cute, if it's warm that would be fun!). Let me know if you have any questions! :o) Allison

Nikki said...

Thanks Allison, I really appreciate it. I wish I had more time to spend there!

Allison said...

Surprisingly enough, the Library of Congress is my favorite building in D.C. There isn't a lot you can do there, so it's a nice 15-20 minute stop. The actual Library is, surprise surprise, only open to Members of Congress. But the lobby is gorgeous architecture and you can see the Gutenberg Bible, plus a few other little artifacts in their bitty museum. It's a nice place to go on your way to and from other places.

jill. said...

Hmm I live in DC (but I haven't for very long) I think both Allisons gave great suggestions. If you aren't going to be here too long, it's really hard to go through something like a Smithsonian museum because there is so much to see. I really like the Library of Congress too, actually. If it's nice outside, it's fun to just walk along the mall and look at all of the intricate architecture.

Allison said...

Ok Nikki, I thought of something else you could do to maximize time and energy. When I first moved to the city, we did this Trolley tour thing that went to tons of historical places- Ford's Theater, all the museums, etc. You have a schedule and a trolley comes every half hour or so. I don't think they're very expensive. But that might be something since you don't have a ton of time. I would google "DC Trolley Tours". Have an awesome trip!

Nikki said...

Thank you so much everyone! I really appreciate it! I cannot wait to leave tomorrow. Allison, I looked up the trolley tours and I am definitely going to do that.

Thanks again.

cass said...


hi. i'm cassandra at

i have never been to d.c. and am SO jealous!!! have fun!!! and write about it! oh, and thanks for the links, i will click. ^0^

cass said...

oh... sorry. i am overseas and didn't realize that the voting already happened. very happy to hear it passed. hope you are enjoying d.c.

Stephen Moran said...

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Many thnaks for doing so and love to you all from Manchester England.